Brandeis – B.S. Bio – 2002, Ohio State Univ. – Ph.D. Cancer
Immunology – 2007
Research Scientist – Ohio State Univ. Medical Center
-Parihar, R., Trotta, R., Roda J.M., Ferketich, A.K., Tridandapani, S., Caligiuri M.A., and W.E. Carson, III. 2005. Src homology 2-
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M.A., and S. Tridandapani. 2006. Fc(gamma)-induced production of superoxide and proinflammatory cytokines is differentially regulated
by SHIP through its influence on PI3K and/or Ras/Erk pathways. Blood, 108 (2): 718-725.
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chemokines in response to antibody-coated tumor cells. Cancer Res., 66 (1): 517-524.
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I came from a small high school in a small town with no scientific research community. I had grown up with the idea that people who are interested in science automatically become doctors. PGSS was the first exposure I had to research science and careers in the sciences outside of medical practice. I guess it stuck.