Invite for collaborations

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 Skype interview, the final assessment of the skill has to be done by the English Language Program. More details of the process can be found here. The minimum length of stay is 12 months.

Mentoring is a key part of being part of my research enterprise. Several key manuscripts may be helpful i navigating this relationship.

Will You Be My Mentor?—Four Archetypes to Help Mentees Succeed in Academic Medicine

A Review of Mentoring in Academic Medicine

Mentoring relationships between senior physicians and junior doctors and/or medical students: A thematic review.

Anesthesiology mentoring.

Characteristics of successful and failed mentoring relationships: a qualitative study across two academic health centers.