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.
Joag V, Wijeyesinghe S, Stolley JM, Quarnstrom CF, Dileepan T, Soerens AG, Sangala JA, O'Flanagan SD, Gavil NV, Hong SW, Bhela S, Gangadhara S, Weyu E, Matchett WE, Thiede J, Krishna V, Cheeran MC, Bold TD, Amara R, Southern P, Hart GT, Schifanella L, Vezys V, Jenkins MK, Langlois RA, Masopust D. Cutting Edge: Mouse SARS-CoV-2 Epitope Reveals Infection and Vaccine-Elicited CD8 T Cell Responses. J Immunol. 2021 Mar 1;206(5):931-935.
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