Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Candidate in Pathology, 2018-Present
I work with Dr. Soman N Abraham in the department of Pathology. My research project focuses on investigating the neuron-immune interaction in infection disease. Specifically, I study how mast cells and dendritic cells interact with sensory neurons in regulating microcirculation alterations during the progression of sepsis to septic shock in murine models. The goal of this work is to contribute to developing a novel therapeutic option for severe sepsis and septic shock.
Prior to joining Duke, the main focus of my undergraduate research was autoimmune diseases. I stayed in Dr. Qingqing Wang's lab at Zhejiang University, China, studying how E3-ligase FBXW7 conditional KO influenced TMPD-induced lupus nephritis. I also joined in Dr. Vicki Kelley's lab at Harvard University from July 2017 to May 2018, studying IL-34's role in autoimmune diseases.
Chu Ko-Chen Honor College, Pursuit Science Class (Biomedical science), Honors program
Major: Biomedical Science
Harvard Medical School, research exchange program
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