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Mohamed Khalil

Mohamed Khalil

Mohamed Khalil

G2 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

Define the transcriptomic impairments and signaling defects of NK cells

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.

General Interests

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


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.