My research focuses on the outcome of critical care illnesses (traumatic brain injury, sepsis, cardiac surgery, ECMO) with a particular emphasis on the immune system participation in short and long-term outcomes. More specifically, I focus on the regulation of leukocytes as the leading source of immunoparalysis, leading to unfavorable clinical outcomes. I am also interested in analyzing the interaction between immune system components and neuronal system. In my research, I occasionally use humanized mice, wild type mice, and drosophila model of critical care illnesses. The lab performs a variety of techniques from RNA-, DNA seq, PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry and Western/Southern/Northen Blot in addition to several immune assays. I am also interested in several other projects from the field of behavioral economy, nudging and implementation science.
List of potential collaborative project can be found here.
My passion is providing support to future generations of medical professionals and being a mentor is creative and fulfilling work that begins with creating a tailored plan that fits both the mentee’s and mentor’s interests, goals and passion.
Potential projects include a variety of options and tailored to the needs of the students but within a framework of research activity of the lab. Each project will be discussed with student in terms of responsibilities, expectations and desired outcomes. This is ongoing enrollment through engagement less than 3 months will not provide an experience satisfactory for the student.
An international student should take the test before formally applying. Though I am happy to conduct
Mentoring is a key part of being part of my research enterprise. Several key manuscripts may be helpful