Laura Senatus, Graduate Research Assistant
Born and raised in New York, Laura is currently a graduate student in the Pathobiology training program at NYU School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
As a member of the Diabetes Research Program, she is studying regression of atherosclerosis in diabetes.
While focusing on macrophages, a major question addressed is whether high glucose levels impair regression.
If so, does the RAGE knockout model reverse this? In various in vivo and in vitro experiments she is elucidating the role of RAGE/mDia1 interaction in regression and investigating macrophage properties in atherosclerotic lesions (migration, influx, egress patterns).
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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