Ankita Shukla

Overview

Ankita is a graduate student in the Inlay lab.

Research Interests

Ankita has two main thesis projects. First, she is interested in understanding the embryonic origins of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). To this end, she has generated transgenic mouse models in which she can trace embryonic tissue where each adult HSC originated using the Cre/Lox technology. She also studies the importance of hedgehog signaling in the process of HSC development. Her second thesis project aims to distinguish the role of microglia, the tissue resident macrophages of the brain, and peripheral macrophages in Alzheimer’s disease. She is working on establishing a novel tool that can differentiate between these two populations, and dissect their specific roles in alleviating or exacerbating AD pathology, in mice as well as humans.


Office

1100 Gross Hall
(949) 824-6736

Lab

1100 Gross Hall
(949) 824-6736