Shruti Naik, PhD
Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine,
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, Member, Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA
Shruti Naik is an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania-National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program. There she discovered that normal bacteria living on our skin, known as the commensal microbiota, educate the immune system and help protect us from harmful pathogens. As a Damon Runyon Fellow at the Rockefeller University, Naik found that epithelial stem cells can harbor a memory of inflammation which boosts their regenerative abilities and established a new paradigm in inflammatory memory. The Naik lab studies the cytokine mediated crosstalk between immune cells, epithelial stem cells, and microbes with a focus on 3 major areas of research: Tissue regeneration and cancer, host-microbe interactions, and early in life immunity. Naik is a strong advocate for increasing diversity in science and promoting the advancement of underrepresented and marginalized groups. She has been recognized for her research and advocacy through numerous awards including the Regeneron Award for Creative Innovation, the L’Oréal For Women in Science Award, the Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientist, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, the International Takeda Innovators in Science Award, Pew-Stewart Scholar, NIH Directors Innovator Award DP2 and Packard Fellow.
Oral Presentation at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting: INTERLEUKIN-17 GOVERNS HYPOXIC ADAPTATION OF INJURED EPITHELIUM
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