Dwani PatelDwani Patel


Research Interests

Immune therapy

Advisor: Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy located at the Eye Institute


BS, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Bioengineering

Research Experience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2015
Advisor: Dr. Rohit Bhargava
Project: Our group focused on the development of novel chemical imaging technology and structures that can be employed to detect, diagnose, and understand tissue structure and cancer pathology

Washington University, St. Louis, summer 2014
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Cruchaga
Project: Our research interests were focused on the identification and characterization of coding variants implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson's Disease (PD), stroke recovery and other neurodegenerative diseases

Washington University, St. Louis, summer 2013
Advisor: Dr. Alison Goate
Project: Dr. Goates lab uses genetic (GWAS) and genomic (sequencing) strategies to identify rare and common alleles predisposing to neuropsychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.


Observation of molecular diffusion in polyelectrolyte-wrapped SERS nanoprobes

TREM2 is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease in African Americans

Observation of Molecular Diffusion in Polyelectrolyte-Wrapped SERS Nanoprobes, Langmuir, 2014

TREM2 is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans, Molecular Degeneration, 2015


painting, traveling, and spending time with the family