Sixth Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology)
I am very interested in the role of platelets in cerebral vascular inflammation. I specifically look at the protective and deleterious roles platelets might have in Experimental Cerebral Malaria pathogenesis.
Home town: Kumasi, Ghana
Mentor: Craig Morrell
Using Xenopus as a model I am investigating the role of heat shock proteins and non-classical MHC molecules in tumor immunity.
Home town: Chaguanas, Trinidad
Mentor: Jacques Robert
Chung-Hsuan Shih (Richard)
My current project focuses on generating glial cells from human ESC as a therapeutic tool for spinal cord injury.
Home town: Taipei, Taiwan
Mentor: Christoph Proschel
Clinically bladder cancer incidence rate is higher in males but females are approximately twice as likely as males to die from the disease, suggesting estrogen might inhibit bladder cancer initiation while promoting bladder cancer progression. Estrogen action can be mediated by two estrogen receptors, ERa and ERb, which share similar domain structures. I am interested in knowing whether ERa and ERb can associate with estrogen to affect bladder cancer initiation and progression using the ERa and ERb knockout mouse model.
Home town: Taichung County, Taiwan
Mentor: Shuyuan Yeh
My research focuses on elucidating the role(s) of erythropoietin (Epo) during primitive erythropoiesis. Specifically, I am examining the function of Epo in the proliferation, differentiation, and survival of primitive erythroblasts during development. Furthermore, I am exploring the Jak2-Stat5 contribution to EpoR signaling with mutant EpoR knock-in mouse models.
Home town: Middle Island, NY
Mentor: James Palis