Entering Class: 2016
Biochemistry major, Music minor
Honors and Awards
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows, National Cancer Institute, 2020-2024
MSTP Student Governance:
- Student Advisory Committee 2018-2020 (co-chair 2018-2019; chair 2019-2020)
Thesis Advisor: David Masopust, Ph.D.
Adaptive immunity, expanding our understanding and potential utilization of tissue-resident memory T-cells in multiple contexts from infectious disease to cancer.
Work prior to the UMN MSTP:
Stetler-Stevenson WG, Gavil NV. Normalization of the tumor microenvironment: evidence for tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 as a cancer therapeutic. Connect Tissue Res. 2014 Jan-Feb;55(1):13-9. Review.
Bourboulia D, Han H, Jensen-Taubman S, Gavil N, Isaac B, Wei B, Neckers L, Stetler-Stevenson WG. TIMP-2 modulates cancer cell transcriptional profile and enhances E-cadherin/beta-catenin complex expression in A549 lung cancer cells. Oncotarget. 2013 Jan 27;4(1):163-73. PMCID: PMC3702216