B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2012, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
T cells are central in maintaining the body’s immunity against viral and bacterial infections, as well as against cancer. However, during these pathological states, T cells are immersed in an altered biochemical environment which influences how effective they are in protecting our bodies. I’m interested in examining how early signaling events of T cells are affected by adverse microenvironments that are common in various diseases.