Entering Class: 2015
PhD Program: Pathology
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Hometown: Jackson, MS.
Research Interests: Molecular pathology and immunological contributions in neurological disorders
About me: I grew up in Jackson, MS, and ventured to the east coast to study chemical engineering in college then three years of post-graduation research in NYC. I'm a pianist and dabble in bass and drums for Doc Opera. Otherwise, I spend a lot of time cooking (though more eating) with all of the kitchen space I finally have in Cleveland. I am also an avid coffee drinker, a habit which fuels my religious adherence to all assigned readings for class. Outside of scientific literature, I occasionally enjoy the social sciences, history, and science fiction. I'm currently working on Will Durant's The Story of Civilization, which I hope to finish before I graduate.
Comment about the MSTP program:
Niemi JP, Filous AR, DeFrancesco A, Lindborg JA, Malhotra NA, Wilson GN, Zhou
B, Crish SD, Zigmond RE. Injury-induced gp130 cytokine signaling in peripheral
ganglia is reduced in diabetes mellitus. Exp Neurol. 2017 Oct;296:1-15. doi:
10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.06.020. Epub 2017 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 28645526.
Vevea JD, Garcia EJ, Chan RB, Zhou B, Schultz M, Di Paolo G, McCaffery JM, Pon LA (2015). Role for lipid droplet biogenesis and microlipophagy in adaptation to lipid imbalance in yeast. Dev Cell, doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.11.010.
Marquer CM, Tian H, Yi J, Bastien J, Dall'Armi C, Yang-Klinger Y, Zhou B, Chan RB, Di Paolo G. Arf6 controls retromer traffic and intracellular cholesterol distribution via a phosphoinositide-based mechanism. Nat Commun (Accepted)
Kett LR, Stiller B, Bernath MM, Tasset I, Blesa J, Jackson-Lewis V, Chan RB, Zhou B, Di Paolo G, Przedborski S, Cuervo AM, Dauer WT (2015). α-Synuclein-independent histopathological and motor deficits in mice lacking the endolysosomal Parkinsonism protein Atp13a2. J Neurosci, 35(14):5724-42, doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0632-14.2015.
Gulati S, Ekland EH, Ruggles KV, Chan RB, Jayabalasingham B, Zhou B, Mantel P-Y, Lee MCS, Spottiswoode N, Coburn-Flynn O, Hjelmqvist D, Worgall TS, Marti M, Di Paolo G, Fidock DA (2015). Profiling the essential nature of lipid metabolism in asexual blood and gametocyte stages of Plasmodium falciparum. Cell Host Microbe, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2015.08.003.
Sarabipour S, Chan RB, Zhou B, Di Paolo G, Hristova K. (2015). Analytical characterization of plasma membrane-derived vesicles produced via osmotic and chemical vesiculation. BBA - Biomembranes, doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.04.002.
Oliveira TG, Chan RB, Bravo FV, Miranda A, Silva RR, Zhou B, Marques F, Pinto V, Cerqueira JJ, Di Paolo G, Sousa N (2015). The impact of chronic stress on the rat brain lipidome. Mol Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.14. [Epub ahead of print]
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