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Congratulations and best wishes to Sukrut Karandikar on his recent Ph.D. dissertation defense.
Congratulations to Maria Xu, an M.D./Ph.D. student in Dr. Anthony Vella’s Laboratory, who has received an American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Health Profession Student Training Grant Award for her exciting project centering on the interface of immunology with vascular biology. This AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Program aims to enhance the integration of research with clinical training for students who intend careers as physician-scientists by providing two years of stipend and project support. Her team-based scientific proposal will probe the role of T cells and cytokines in early atherosclerosis and will be performed in collaboration with Drs. Patrick Murphy, Beiyan Zhou, and Anabelle Rodriguez of the Center for Vascular Biology and Immunology departments.
We offer congratulations and best wishes to Jeremy Grenier and Julia Svedova on their recent Ph.D. dissertation defenses.
The Office of Faculty Affairs takes the opportunity throughout the year to celebrate UConn Health faculty. Each faculty member they spotlight has been selected from recent nominations received from our department chairs, center directors, and educational leadership. Our own Dr. Vijay Rathinam was selected for this recognition. Watch Faculty Spotlight Video.
Congratulations to Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja on receiving a UConn Research Excellence Program award for her proposal entitled, “Modulation of Noncanonical Inflammasome by Bacterial Pathogen”. The focus of this project is to understand the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens modulate the host innate immune responses to successfully establish an infection.
Erica Lorenzo, pictured here with her mentor Dr. Laura Haynes, received a Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging. This competitive program is designed to give students enrolled in M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging with the goal of learning more about the field of aging research, as well as increasing their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.
Congratulations to Dr. Kamal Khanna on receiving a Department of Defense 2016 PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award – Partnering PI Option entitled, “Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications of the Pregnane X Receptor Targeting Indole Bacterial Metabolites in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.
Oriana Perez, Mai Fujiwara and Paurvi Shinde receive our congratulations on their recent Ph.D. dissertation defenses. We wish you all the best!
The Office of Faculty Affairs takes the opportunity throughout the year to celebrate UConn Health faculty. Each faculty member they spotlight has been selected from recent nominations received from our department chairs, center directors, and educational leadership. Our own Dr. Beiyan Zhou received a nomination. Watch Faculty Spotlight Video
Congratulations to Dr. Andrei Medvedev who received an R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH. The project is entitled, “Long-Non-Coding RNA, TLR Tolerance and Sepsis”.