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.
Born and raised in Burma, I found my way out to the United States for a quality higher education lacking in my home country. I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2010 with a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) where I found my passion in working with microbes during my senior year project in the lab of Dr. April Harkins. After graduation, I took clinical microbiologist positions in Cambridge Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s clinical laboratories in Massachusetts to gain more experience in Microbiology. I have decided to join UVM in the fall of 2013 because of the vibrant research environment at the CMB program that has matched my interest in exploring deeper in microbiology and molecular genetics. Phyu Thwe