Fifth Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology)
My current research focuses on the mechanism of inflammation caused by HIV-1 infection and substance abuse.
Hometown: Gaziantep, Turkey
Mentor: Sanjay Maggirwar
Melanoma is a malignant growth of melanocytes that causes the majority of skin cancer related deaths. My research goal is to understand the intracellular mechanisms by which loss of Plexin B1 and Plexin C1 receptor expression contributes to melanoma progression, migration, and survival.
Hometown: Flushing, NY
Mentor: Glynis Scott
Staphylococcus aureus is the single leading cause of osteomyelitis, a bacterial infection of bone that is characterized by progressive inflammatory destruction. It is estimated that 20 - 50% of these cases are due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). My research focuses on the development of a passive immunization to prevent MRSA reinfection, and consequently osteomyelitis, in patients undergoing total joint replacement revision surgery.
Hometown: New Haven, CT
Mentor: Edward Schwarz