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Mentor: Dr. Guo-ping Shi

I earned my PhD From the University of Central Florida in 2020. I was a recipient of the ORC doctoral fellowship. I am interested in studying cell signaling in relation to immunity and the link between inflammation and different pathological conditions. During my PhD, I studied the role of Notch-1 signaling in innate immunity under different pathological conditions including Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and COVID-19. In 2021, I joined the University of New Mexico (UNM) as a postdoctoral research fellow where I studied the aberrant cell signaling pathways underlying leukemic cell migration to the CNS and the immune landscape of the meninges that could potentially contribute to CNS disease in leukemia. Now as a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, I will continue studying the link between immunity and CNS diseases by studying the role of the eosinophils and mast cells in Alzheimer’s disease. My long-term research goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the molecular and immune landscape of Alzheimer’s disease.


  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
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