Naresha Saligrama is a fifth year student working in Dr. Cory Teuscher’s laboratory who will give two oral presentations and one poster presentation at the EHRS. The titles of his talks are, “EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF A NOVEL HISTAMINARGIC PATHWAY IN THE REGULATION OF EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS SUSCEPTIBILITY,” and “COMBINATORIAL ROLES FOR HISTAMINE H1-H2 AND H3-H4 RECEPTORS IN AUTOIMMUNE INFLAMMATORY DISEASE OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.” His poster presentation will be, “H1R SIGNALING IN ANTIGEN PRESENTING CELLS IS DISPENSABLE FOR ELICITING PATHOGENIC T CELLS IN EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS.” The meeting is May 2-6 in Belfast, Ireland. Congratulations on this great opportunity.
I grew up in the old city of Lahore, the heart of Pakistan. My undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. I then traveled to Islamabad and did my Master's in Virology & Immunology from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. After graduating in year 2011, I worked for a year as research assistant with Prof. Sohail Qureshi at Department of Biology, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan studying gene regulation mechanisms in archaean Sulfolobus. Then I shifted gears and joined Department of Basic Sciences at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Pakistan. Here I worked on a project aimed at exploring BRCA1 and 2 polymorphism risks among breast and ovarian cancer patients before being selected for a PhD position at CMB Abbas Raza