I am working in Professor Neelamegham's lab, studying the role of a surface protein that appears during the inflammatory response on the surface of white blood cells - it is called PSGL-1 (P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1). Studying this role could contribute to the design of anti-inflammatory therapeutics against many inflammatory and thrombotic disorders including, but not limited to: psoriasis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, arteriosclerosis, and ischemia reperfusion.
“I was an IGERT fellow during my first year at UB. Also, I received an Engineering Dean's Scholarship in my second and third years here. I recently presented my work in a platform presentation at a national meeting of the BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society).”
“I like the broad range of research possibilities available in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department, especially the large number of biological research topics.”