David  Sweet

Entering Class: 2014
PhD Program: Pathology
Advisor: Mukesh Jain, MD

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Milford, OH.

Research Interests: My research interests generally deal with the process of inflammation and how multiple systems can be affected when inflammation goes awry. Currently, I am working on inflammatory mechanisms affecting cardiovascular and neurological function.

About me: Outside of science and medicine, I am extremely passionate about the arts, especially theater. I enjoy experiencing the many arts venues throughout Cleveland, each with its own charm. Being born and raised in Ohio, I am also an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

Comment about the MSTP program: The MSTP at Case provides an incredible amount of opportunities for scholarly and personal growth. The faculty here are extremely collaborative, with many students working with multiple different experts in their fields in order to get the best scientific training experience possible. The expansive clinical training opportunities in Cleveland also provides the all-important exposure to a wide breadth of patient populations.

Featured Publication:

Richardson, E. T., Shukla, S., Sweet, D. R., Wearsch, P. A., Tsichlis, P. N., Boom, W. H., & Harding, C. V. (2015). Toll-Like Receptor 2-Dependent Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Signaling in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Macrophages Drives Anti-Inflammatory Responses and Inhibits Th1 Polarization of Responding T Cells. Infection and Immunity, 83(6), 22422254.

Additional Publications:

Gaudet, A. D., Sweet, D. R., Polinski, N. K., Guan, Z., & Popovich, P. G. (2015). Galectin-1 in injured rat spinal cord: Implications for macrophage phagocytosis and neural repair. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, 64, 8494.

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