Research Faculty

Research Faculty


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The renewable and validate antibodies reagents are among the most frequently used tools in basic science research, clinical diagnostics and therapeutic applications. As core director of Antibody Engineering and Technology (AbET) core, my research interest is focused on isolation and customization of highly selective and affinity antibodies using recombinant antibody …

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Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase that constitutes a multifunctional link between numerous cell surface receptors, such as integrins and toll-like receptors (TLRs), and downstream effector molecules important for cell migration and inflammatory gene induction. My research is focused on understanding how FAK functions in host defense …

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Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) including embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced stem cells (iPSCs) have unlimited ability for self-renewal and differentiation to all cell types of the three germ layers. These include, but not limited to, pancreatic cells, neural cells, cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, renal cells, retinal pigment epithelium cells, and lung …

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Biological research has relied more and more on microscopy to reveal structures and events that are invisible to us. As the director of the microscopy core facility, my goal is to provide UVA researchers means of visualization and as such, my research interest is focused on developing microscopy methodologies, especially …

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My research interests are focused on studying the dynamics and regulation of endosomal/lysosomal system in brain. I have been investigating the intracellular machinery involved in polarized protein transport in neurons, in particular, the neuronal secretory and endocytic pathways, to elucidate the mechanisms of intracellular trafficking in health and disease.