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Mohamed Khalil

Mohamed Khalil

Mohamed Khalil

G3 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, and Scott Terhune, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Illinois State University, 2016

Research Interests

Defining the transcriptomic signature of adaptive NK cells following viral infection

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2020-present
Advisors: Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD and Scott Terhune, PhD
Project: Single-cell transcriptome of anti-viral NK cells

Illinois State University, 2014-2015
Advisor: Andres Vidal-Gadea, PhD
Project: Identify molecular machinery responsible for C. elegans ability to detect and orient to magnetic fields.

Illinois State University, 2015-2016
Advisor: Andres Vidal-Gadea, PhD
Project: Demonstrated that the nematode C. elegans is a viable system to study both the molecular and neuronal aspects of Angelman Syndrome.


Khalil M, Mei A, Hashemi E, Wang D, Schumacher M, Terhune S, Malarkannan S. Method to Study Adaptive NK Cells Following MCMV Infections. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2463:195-204. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2160-8_14. PMID: 35344176.

Wang D, Burns R, Khalil M, Mei A, Hashemi E, Malarkannan S. Methods to Analyze the Developmental Trajectory of Human Primary NK Cells Using Monocle and SCENIC Analyses. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2463:81-102. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2160-8_7. PMID: 35344169.

Mei A, Hashemi E, Khalil M, Wang D, Malarkannan S. Isolation of Innate Lymphoid Cells from Murine Intestinal Lamina Propria. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2463:3-9. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2160-8_1. PMID: 35344163.

Hashemi E, Mei A, Wang D, Khalil M, Malarkannan S. Methods for Isolating and Defining Single-Cell Transcriptomes of Tissue-Resident Human NK Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2463:103-116. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2160-8_8. PMID: 35344170.

Khalil M, Wang D, Hashemi E, Terhune SS, Malarkannan S. Implications of a 'Third Signal' in NK Cells. Cells. 2021 Jul 31;10(8):1955. doi: 10.3390/cells10081955. PMID: 34440725; PMCID: PMC8393955.

General Interests

Traveling, running, snowboarding, scuba diving, reading and MMA