Evelyn Litwinoff, Graduate Research Assistant
Evelyn received her BA from Rutgers University, majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
Her undergraduate thesis, conducted under the direction of Dr. Monica Driscoll, was entitled “The Identification and Characterization of Genes that Effect Necrotic Cell Death.” Her work received highest honors from the program.
Evelyn is currently a PhD student in the Pathobiology Training Program at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
Her research in the Diabetes Research Program focuses on the role of autophagy in obese adipose tissue inflammation. Specifically, she is interested in the relationship between the interactions of AGE-RAGE and their effects on autophagy in adipose tissue macrophages.
News & Highlights
- Dr. Ramasamy has been granted tenure by the University. Effective July 1, 2014.
- Devi Thiagarajan, PhD is the Diabetes Research Program Researcher of the Month
- On May 14, 2014, the Department of Medicine held its 13th Annual Research Day. Among the participants were several members of the Diabetes Research Program. <<more>>
- Ravi Ramasamy, PhD was awarded a shared instrumentation grant from the National Institutes of Health for the acquisition of Seahorse system. <<more>>
- The Diabetes Research Program and NYU's Initiative in Data Science and Statistics were awarded a research grant from Independence Blue Cross. The goal of this collaboration is twofold; detect undiagnosed diabetes cases and predict potential cases of the disease. <<more>>
- Ann Marie Schmidt, MD and Ravi Ramasamy, PhD were awarded a grant from the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute. In collaboration with the NYU Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Institute, the project will examine the growing obesity and diabetes epidemic in Abu Dhabi.
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