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Saumya Maru

Class Year: G3



  • M.D./Ph.D. Program


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Biographical Information:

Hometown:  King of Prussia, PA



Undergraduate Education:  BA/10 Biology/University of Pennsylvania


Research Interests:

Research Interest:  (tba)

Advisor:  Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD

Graduate Program: Biomedical Sciences

Thesis:  (tba)

Research Description: (tba)

Meeting Presentations:

  • 2010
    Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Biology, Philadelphia, PA
    Undergraduate Research Symposium, U of PA CURF
  • 2015 (poster)
    Role of a viral miRNA in the mouse polyomavirus life cycle. 
    American Assn. Of Immunologists annual meeting, New Orleans, LA



Sanborn KB, Rak GD, Maru SY, Demers K, Difeo A, Martignetti JA, Betts MR, Favier R, Banerjee PP, Orange JS (2009) Myosin IIA associates with NK cell lytic granules to enable their interaction with F-actin and function at the immunological synapse J of Immunol 182(11):6969-84  PMCID:  PMC2835774

Orange JS, Roy-Ghanta S, Mace EM, Maru SY, Rak GD, Sanborn KB, Fasth A, Saltzman R, Paisley A, Monaco - Shawver L, Banerjee PP, Pandey R (2011) IL-2 induces a WAVE2-dependent pathway for actin reorganization that enables WASp - independent human NK cell function J of Clin Inves 121(4):1535-48  PMCID:  PMC3069781

Panganiban RPL, Pinkerton MH, Maru SY, Jefferson SJ, Roff AN, Ishmael FT (2012) Differential microRNA expression in asthma and the role of miR-1248 in regulation of IL-5 Am J Clin Exp Immunol 1(2):154-165  PMCID:  PMC3714196




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