Mariam Bramah-Lawani

Undergraduate Degree: BS
Undergraduate Degree Year: 2005
Undergraduate Institution: Wilson College
Undergraduate Major: Biology

Academic Status
Year in Program: Ms3
Graduate Program: Infectious Diseases
Research Advisor First Name: Alison
Research Advisor Last Name: Morris
Research Title/Research Topic: Longitudinal evaluation of HIV -associated lung diseases and phenotypes
Current Research Description: I am studying T cell memory subset distribution and function is HIV-associated COPD. I will also be characterizing the expression of negative regulators of T cell activation in relation to pulmonary function.

Undergraduate Honors: Wilson College Deans List 2001-2005; National Deans List 2003; E Grace White Award for the Most Outstanding Junior in Biology 2004; Phi Beta Kappa 2004; Pennsylvania Academy of Science Research Grant 2004-2005; Other: Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (American Thoracic Society – ATS) 2015

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Grant Support
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Kulpa DA, Lawani M, Cooper A, Peretz Y, Ahlers J, Sékaly RP PD-1 Coinhibitory Signals: The link between pathogenesis and protection. Semin Immunol. 2013 Oct 31;25(3):219-27. PMCID: PMC3795833

Vandergeeten C, Fromentin R, DaFonseca S, Lawani MB, Sereti I, Lederman MM, Ramgopal M, Routy JP, Sékaly RP, Chomont N. Interleukin-7 promotes HIV persistence during antiretroviral therapy.
Blood. 2013 May 23; 121(21): 4321-9. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMCID: PMC3663425

Bruno NE, Kelly KA, Hawkins R, Bramah-Lawani M, Amelio AL, Nwachukwu JC, Nettles KW, Conkright MD. Creb coactivators direct anabolic responses and enhance performance of skeletal muscle. EMBO J. 2014 May 2; 33(9): 1027-43. PMCID: PMC4193935

Amelio AL, Fallahi M, Schaub FX, Zhang M, Lawani MB, Alperstein AS, Southern MR, Young BM, Wu L, Zajac-Kaye M, Kaye FJ, Cleveland JL, Conkright MD. CRTC1/MAML2 gain-of-function interactions with MYC create a gene signature predictive of cancers with CREB-MYC involvement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 12; 111(32) :E3260-8 PMCID: PMC4136562

Abstract and scholarship submitted to the American Thoracic Society International Conference

Abstract submitted to the APSA Regional Conference