Dr. Anil Bamezai, PhD

A major project in our laboratory concerns spatiotemporal aspect of cell signaling in CD4+ helper T lymphocytes with the focus on cholesterol-rich membrane nanodomains, also known as lipid rafts. Lipid rafts show high representation of sphingolipids, glycosyl-phosphatidylinsitol (GPI)-anchored proteins (e.g., Ly-6 proteins) and a number of lipid modified signaling molecules. These membrane nanodomains are compositionally … Continue reading Dr. Anil Bamezai, PhD

Audrey Lawrence

I am a sophomore Biochemistry major (intended Bioethics minor) from Ellicott City, Maryland.  I intend to get my MD/PhD and do cancer research in the future.  In addition to lab work, I am a passionate singer/songwriter and proud owner of two cats (though I officially consider myself a dog person). My research focuses on ameliorating symptoms of … Continue reading Audrey Lawrence

Ben Capozzoli

I am a graduate student in the Bamezai lab studying the ability of the immune system to fight cancer. Current trends in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical world are investigating the immune system more frequently as a viable option for cancer therapies so a growing number of proteins are being identified that regulate the immune response to … Continue reading Ben Capozzoli

Haun Hwang

I am currently a second year graduate student working with Dr. Bamezai. Fun fact – I also spent my undergraduate years at Villanova so I witnessed not one, but two championship wins. As shown in my abstract, my focus is to study lipid rafts and their role in cell signaling leading to CD4+ T cell … Continue reading Haun Hwang

Ritesh Karsalia

My name is Ritesh Karsalia and I am a current senior, originally from Colonia, New Jersey. At Villanova, I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Latin American Studies and Spanish. When I’m not counting cells under a microscope, you can usually find me lifting weights at the gym, cooking (and excitedly eating) food, or … Continue reading Ritesh Karsalia

Sarah Moxham

I am a senior Biology and Classical Studies double major with a minor in Bioengineering from Princeton, New Jersey. My research is focused around the role Ly-6A signaling may play in cell death via apoptosis and necroptosis, potentially through synergistic signaling with Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) receptor 1. While TNF and similar death domain receptors … Continue reading Sarah Moxham