Shannon Estadt

IMMUNOLOGY PROGRAM GRADUATE STUDENT CANDIDATE

Biography

Shannon graduated with honors from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Microbiology. At OSU, she worked in the lab of Dr. Greg Lesinski studying the immunomodulatory properties of soy isoflavones in the setting of prostate cancer. Following graduation, she joined the Graduate Program in Immunology working in the lab of Dr. Michelle Kahlenberg.
 

Research Interests

Shannon is studying the role type I interferons play in promoting keratinocyte cell death after exposure to ultraviolet light and how this influences photosensitive responses of lupus patients
 

Techniques

Flow cytometry, Western blot, ELISA, qRT-PCR, Treg suppression assays, primary human and mouse keratinocyte culture

Awards

Rackham Conference Travel Grant, 2018
Pelotonia Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2016-2017
Russell Klein Nutrition Research Symposium 2nd place poster, 2016
Ohio State Maximus Scholar, 2013-2017

 

 

Abstracts

Estadt SN, Kahlenberg JM. “Interferon alpha promotes caspase-dependent apoptosis independently of reactive oxygen species in ultraviolet B exposed keratinocytes.“ University of Michigan Graduate Program in Immunology Retreat, Maumee, OH. June 2019. Poster presentation.

Estadt SN, Kahlenberg JM. “Interferon alpha negatively regulates reactive oxygen species in the skin.“ University of Michigan Internal Medicine Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI. May 2019. Poster presentation.

Estadt SN, Kahlenberg JM. “Interferon alpha negatively regulates reactive oxygen species in the skin.“ Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, IL. Nov 2018. Oral and poster presentation

“Soy isoflavones and their metabolites modulate IL-12 induced NK cell IFN-γ production.” Russell Klein Nutrition Research Symposium, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. March 3, 2016. Poster presentation.

“Soy isoflavones and their metabolites modulate IL-12 induced NK cell IFN-γ production.” Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium Annual Meeting 2016, Seven Springs, PA. Feb 17-19, 2016. Oral and poster presentation.

Publications