Warakorn Kulalert, PhD

Dr. Kulalert focuses on how the skin is influenced by microbes. The skin is enriched with immune cells and highly innervated; nevertheless, the roles of neuroimmune crosstalk in cancer development and treatment remain largely unexplored. Sensory perception, especially pain sensation, is associated with cancer-related complications as well as chemotherapy.

Danfeng Cai, PhD

Dr. Cai is interested in whether the state of cellular “protein crowdedness” can be used to differentiate healthy normal cells from cancer cells. Having the ability to monitor protein crowding and protein-folding landscapes within cells could provide a valuable “readout” for changes in metabolism and the overall health or dysfunction of cells.