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George Kannarkat

Current Status: GRAD

Graduate Department: Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis

Other Degrees: B.A. in International Studies and Biology, Baylor University;  

Advisor(s): Malu Tansey, PhD;

Hometown: Fairfax, VA


Tennis, Choir, Dancing, Running, Swimming, Cooking, Learning Foreign Languages


The Role of the Peripheral Immune System in Parkinson's Disease

  1. Understanding the role of the newly identified PARK18 single nucleotide polymorphism in controlling the expression of major compatibility complex II proteins and modulation of Parkinson's disease pathogenesis.
  2. Determining the role of Regulator of G-protein Signaling 10 in control of leukocyte migration to sites of inflammation, especially the central nervous system.