Graduate Program

David Frank, BA

Advisor: Dr. Carpino ( rotation)

Elucidating Sts Protein Interactions
  • Biography


I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, I had the opportunity to research the role of copper transport in Alzheimer’s disease using a drosophila model. After graduation, I became a research technician at Thomas Jefferson University. I researched the role of astrocytes in spinal cord injury and worked on developing treatments for secondary damage.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, racquetball, swimming, reading, watching movies and cooking. My favorite movie is The Godfather and my favorite book is Great Expectations.


Research Description:

The protective effects of T cells are mediated, in part, by their ability to kill cells infected with pathogens. Signaling pathways downstream of the T cell Receptor control T cell activation. The Sts proteins are important regulatory molecules, but many features of Sts protein activities are unknown. My project will focus on elucidating Sts protein interactions.