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Dwani Patel

DwaniPatel

Dwani Patel

G2 Student

Locations

  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information

Biography

Education

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

Faculty Advisor

Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy; located at the Eye Institute

Research Interests

Immune therapy

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.

Publications

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

General Interests

Painting, traveling, and spending time with the family