Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -

Name: Sammy Grimaldo

Undergraduate Degree: B.S.
Undergraduate Degree Year: 2001
Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University
Undergraduate Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Academic Status: 4th Year

Graduate Program: Experimental Pathology

Thesis Advisor: Luyuan Li, Ph.D.

Thesis Title/Research Topic:NF-kB involvement in VEGI induced apoptosis

Current Research Description: Vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI), a member of the TNF family of ligands, is able to specifically inhibit endothelial cell growth. My research interests include studying the signaling pathways involved in VEGI induced apoptosis.


Graduate Honors:


Richardson MW, Mirchandani J, Duong J, Grimaldo S, Kocieda V, Hendel H, Khalili K, Zagury JF, Rappaport J. Antibodies to Tat and Vpr in the GRIV cohort: differential association with maintenance of long-term non-progression status in HIV-1 infection. Biomed Pharmacother. 2003 Jan;57(1):4-14.