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Amara Seng, Ph.D.

M3-P8
Microbiology


I graduated summa cum laude from University of Colorado in Boulder with a bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a minor in French in 2011. As an undergraduate, I completed a senior honors thesis studying tissue-specific RNA interference in the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. After graduating, a year was spent in the Dr. Scott Alper's Lab at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO as a student researcher,  studying the role of vesicular trafficking in the regulation of innate immunity in both C. elegans and mouse macrophages.

I joined the KUMC MD/PhD program in 2012. My dissertation work is focused on optimizing engineered regulatory T cells to treat Graft versus Host Disease in Dr. Thomas Yankee's lab in the department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology. My career goals are to be a physician-scientists in Immunology and Rheumatology.

Mentors: Thomas Yankee, Pharm D, Ph.D.,; Mary Markiewicz, Ph.D.

Last modified: Jun 28, 2019

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Amara Seng, Ph.D.
M3-P8

aseng@kumc.edu

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