Welcome to Postgraduate Associate Dhruvi Shah!
We are excited to welcome Dhruvi Shah as a postgraduate associate jointly working in our lab and the Joshi Lab in Immunobiology! Dhruvi completed an integrated Msc. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Vadodara, India, studying energy pathways in macrophage polarization. In the lab, she will be using organoid models to study how obesity shapes anti-tumor immunity in pancreatic cancer.
Cancer Without Chemotherapy: ‘A Totally Different World’
Chemotherapy for decades was considered “the rule, the dogma,” for treating breast cancer and other cancers. But data from a variety of sources offers some confirmation of what many oncologists say anecdotally — the method is on the wane for many cancer patients.Source: The New York Times
Community Research Fellowship Program has Successful Inaugural Year
As part of a new program introduced by the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) at Yale Cancer Center, and in partnership with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), nine community members from New Haven joined five research groups at Yale Cancer Center for a 9-month Fellowship in 2021 to bring community perspectives to cancer research and to learn about cancer research at Yale.
Immune Cell Betrayal Explains Why It Gets Colder as We Age
With age, people become more susceptible to cold as inflammation and metabolic problems which can lead to a host of chronic diseases. Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found one culprit in this process — the same immune cells within fat that are designed to protect us from cold temperatures.Source: YaleNews
The Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) seeks applicants for an assistant professor tenure track faculty position
The Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) at Yale University, in partnership with the departments of Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunobiology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, seeks applicants for an assistant professor tenure track faculty position at the intersection of microbiology, health, and disease.
Rare Disorder Offers Roadmap for Understanding Roots of Inflammatory Disease
Yale researchers have discovered the underlying genetic cause of a rare childhood disorder that mimics inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that may help researchers uncover the roots of a host of other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.Source: YaleNews
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News