Member of: The Alexander Poltorak Lab
Our lab is interested in cell death and inflammatory responses as two critical components of the host immune defense against pathogens. We have shown that TLR4 signaling in response to LPS can drive both apoptosis and pyroptosis. My research focuses on the downstream signaling that directs caspase-8 to its apoptotic or pyroptotic function.
BS, Cell/Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA