Research & Publications
Dr. Talty is an MD/PhD student at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a degree in behavioral neuroscience. There, he completed research projects on pathological neural network activation in seizures, the impact of charged particle radiation on cognitive function, and the ability of estrogen to modulate dopamine action in the brain and affect memory for traumatic events, and received multiple conference awards, research fellowships, and university honors.
During medical school, Dr. Talty developed a passion for cancer biology and earned his PhD studying melanoma under the mentorship of Dr. Marcus Bosenberg. His thesis research focused on ferroptosis, a novel form of regulated cell death. He investigated the role of ferroptosis in endogenous and immunotherapy-induced antitumor immunity, pharmacologic strategies to enhance intratumoral ferroptosis and immunotherapy responses, and the impact of mutations in oncogenes such as BRAF, NRAS, and KRAS on ferroptosis sensitivity. He has delivered oral presentations on his work to international audiences at the Society for Melanoma Research and American Association for Cancer Research annual meetings. His research is supported by an NRSA F30 predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute and a medical student grant from the American Skin Association
Dr. Talty maintains a broad interest in tumor immunology and metabolism. His clinical interests include dermatology, inflammatory skin disorders, and melanoma and other skin cancers, and he is applying to dermatology residency programs this year.
Education & Training
- PhDYale School of Medicine, Experimental Pathology (2023)
- BSNortheastern University, Behavioral Neuroscience (2017)
Honors & Recognition
|La Roche-Posay Medical Student Grant Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer||American Skin Association||2023|
|Distinguished Medical Student Award||College of American Pathologists||2023|
|Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Award||Association of Pathology Chairs||2023|
|Research Excellence Award in Translational Research||Yale Cancer Center||2022|
|National Research Service Award F30 Fellowship||National Cancer Institute||2021|
|Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award||Scoliosis Research Society||2019|