Amara Seng, Ph.D.
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.