Themasap Khan

School: 
New York University
Graduation Status: 
Graduated

Description:

My name is Themasap Khan and I recently graduated with Bachelors in neural science at New York University.In the fall of 2015, I began my first year of my PhD at Stanford University- School of Medicine. My main focus of study will be Stem Cell and Regeneration Medicine with a full Stanford Graduate Fellowship. My research interests include plasticity, gliablastomas, channelopathies, emotion, cancers, pediatric afflictions, and learning in the neurosciences. I want to learn about the deeper issues presented in the clinic in patients with gliablastomas and brain cancers to work on developing novel therapeutics to these them again neurons cultured through induced pluripotent stem cells using different biochemical, molecular biology, and neurobiology techniques. Over the past summer I worked with Dr. Jack parent at the University of Michigan neuron-glial interactions in vitro co-culturing human astrocytes with iPSC derived cortical-like neural progenitor cells in different plating densities, extracellular matrices, and with or without Compound E, a gamma secretase inhibitor involved in the notch pathway. My main focus is research right now among maintaining strong academic credentials in order to gain insight to pursue my passion in the neurosciences by harnessing the power of stem cell technologies.

Presentation Summary:

  • Khan, T., Harris, N., Simmons, C., George, A. L. Drug Discovery in Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. Poster presented at Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (August, 2013).
  • Khan, T., Harris, N., Simmons, C., George, A. L. Drug Discovery in Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2013 (November, 2013).
  • Khan, T., Harris, N., Simmons, C., George, A. L. Drug Discovery in Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. Poster presented at Hunter College URC (March, 2014) .
  • Khan, T., Modrek, A. S., Bayin, N. S, Placantonakis, D. G. Modeling IDH1 mutation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Neuroglial Cell Types. Oral Presentation at NYU URC (April, 2014).
  • Khan, T., Lewis, D., Parent, J. M. Influence of Human Astrocytes in iPSC-derived Neural Progenitor Cells following co-culture in vitro. Oral and Poster presented at University of Michigan BP-ENDURE seminar (August, 2014).
  • Modrek, A., Khan, T., Bayin, N., Zhang, G., Neubert, T. A, Placantonakis D. G. Metabolic Altercations in Early Gliomagenesis. Abstract submitted to Society for Neuro-Oncology in Miami, Florida.