Sinibaldo R. Romero Arocha

UMN MSTP student Sinibaldo Romero Arocha


Entering Class: 2020

North Dakota State University
Biotechnology and Zoology majors, Biochemistry and Chemistry minors
B.S., 2014

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee, 2020-2021

Sinibaldo is currently in the second year of Medical School training and is rotating through labs in preparation for selecting a thesis advisor.


For work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Dash B, Shapiro MJ, Thapa P, Romero Arocha S, Chung JY, Schwab AD, McCue SA, Rajcula MJ, Shapiro VS. The Interaction between NKAP and HDAC3 Is Critical for T Cell Maturation. Immunohorizons. 2019 Aug 6;3(8):352-367.

Shapiro MJ, Lehrke MJ, Chung JY, Romero Arocha S, Shapiro VS. NKAP Must Associate with HDAC3 to Regulate Hematopoietic Stem Cell Maintenance and Survival. J Immunol. 2019 Apr 15;202(8):2287-2295. PMCID: PMC6456368

Philips RL, Lee JH, Gaonkar K, Chanana P, Chung JY, Romero Arocha SR, Schwab A, Ordog T, Shapiro VS. HDAC3 restrains CD8-lineage genes to maintain a bi-potential state in CD4+CD8+ thymocytes for CD4-lineage commitment. Elife. 2019 Jan 18;8:e43821. PMCID: PMC6338460

Dash B, Shapiro MJ, Chung JY, Romero Arocha S, Shapiro VS. Treg-specific deletion of NKAP results in severe, systemic autoimmunity due to peripheral loss of Tregs. J Autoimmun. 2018 May;89:139-148. PMCID: PMC6205721

Thapa P, Romero Arocha S, Chung JY, Sant'Angelo DB, Shapiro VS. Histone deacetylase 3 is required for iNKT cell development. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 19;7(1):5784. PMCID: PMC5517478

Hsu FC, Shapiro MJ, Dash B, Chen CC, Constans MM, Chung JY, Romero Arocha SR, Belmonte PJ, Chen MW, McWilliams DC, Shapiro VS. An Essential Role for the Transcription Factor Runx1 in T Cell Maturation. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 29;6:23533. PMCID: PMC4810436

Galt NJ, Froehlich JM, Remily EA, Romero SR, Biga PR. The effects of exogenous cortisol on myostatin transcription in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2014 Sep;175:57-63. PMCID: PMC4087072