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Welcome to my Petri Dish! I am Ken, aka BioKen, an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Maryland. My research centers on studying the causes and signaling events involved in T cell anergy (one of the ways the immune sytem can be shut off when it needs to be).
I completed my Ph.D. in the MCB (Molecular and Cell Biology) Department at UC Berkeley. My graduate work was in Nilabh Shastri's Lab, in the Division of Immunology, where they study antigen processing and presentation. For those of you who are not up on your immunology, this is basically the way that the cells of the body alert the immune system that something is wrong. My thesis project involved investigating the role of the invariant chain in the Class II MHC antigen processing pathway. I followed that with a post-doctoral fellowship in Craig Thompson's Lab (currently at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center).
A little more about myself
An academic career is an uncertain thing, so I'm hedging my bets a bit. I have been trying my hand at the cartoon business (inspired by such greats as Scott Adams' Dilbert and Gary Larson's The Far Side) My attempts at humor can be found on the SDS-Page.
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