Misha Patel

Research Assistant

Hometown: 

Minneapolis, MN

 

Education:

B.S. Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

 

Interests: 

Human stem cell technology and the potential to repair, replace and regenerate parts of the human body for better clinical outcomes. Previously I worked to reprogram patient skin cells (fibroblasts) into neurons that could help to create a therapy to halt or reverse the loss of function in MS patients. My research in the Soares lab consists of a species survey of trophoblast cells and understanding the mechanism of the Arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway in these cells. In my free time I love to find a creative outlet in drawing and painting, work on home improvement projects with my husband, and volunteer at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

The Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research 

The University of Kansas Medical Center

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