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Pavithran

MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Cell signaling, cancer biology, mathematical modeling of biochemical networks, cancer immunotherapy
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Mathematical models of synthetic receptors for cancer therapy

In this project you will explore the blooming field of synthetic receptors to target cancer. We will utilize mathematical modeling to understand what parameters can be tuned to allow for the most selectivity and sensitivity.

Foundations of cellular therapies

In this project, you will survey the blooming field of cell-based therapies and explore the ways engineers are learning to make cells perform specific functions. You will write a scientific research paper in the style of Trends in Cancer or create a more fun way to explore your newfound knowledge.

Foundations of CRISPR-screening

In this project, you will survey the blooming field of CRISPR-screening and utilizing Cas9 to do high-throughput assays. You will write a scientific research paper in the style of Nature Biotechnology or create a more fun way to explore your newfound knowledge.

Coding skills

MatLab, R