James B Krellenstein
I am a student studying biophysics at the City College of New York. I am also a research intern in the Department of Immunology at CCNY, developing a project to investigate the structural basis, through both empirical and in silico methods, of pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP) recognition and discrimination by Toll like Receptors (TLRs) and associated molecules. I developed an interest in TLRs and innate immune signaling while working on a project investigating cellular bioenergetic dysfunction in septic shock at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Other interests include protein physics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and the pathogenesis of HIV infection. Outside of science, I am interested in public health interventions to reduce HIV incidence in young gay men.
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