PhD student Evangaline Bao spoke at the Pathobiology and Translational Science Fall Student Seminar Series at UNC on Nov. 1st. Her presentation was titled “A Mast Cell-Thermoregulatory Neuron Circuit Axis Regulates Hypothermia in Anaphylaxis.”
“I was really glad to have this opportunity to present my thesis work at UNC,” said Bao, who is a part of the Dr. Soman Abraham Lab. “The UNC pathology group was really nice and friendly. They gave a very kind introduction of me and they asked great questions after the talk, some of which enlightened new aspects for my future studies. I look forward to seeing more collaborations and interactions between our programs in the near future.”
Matthew Combs, part of the Dr. Joan Taylor Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill, also made a presentation, titled “The Role of GRAF2 in Skeletal Muscle as a Mitochondrial Quality Control Factor Necessary for Normal Function.”
On Oct. 25th, fellow PhD graduate student Amelia Schirmer presented in what we hope was a first step toward creating a thriving collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Pathology PhD Program. Later this semester, another student will present at this series, and in spring of 2023 we plan to have a joint symposium that is organized by the Duke and UNC students.