PA) - Hooman Noorchashm, MD, PhD, has joined
the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Dr. Noorchashm's laboratory is focused on the regulation
of T lymphocyte homeostasis and activation at the population
level, as it relates to transplant rejection, autoimmune
diabetes and normal immune function. His past research
was supported by grants from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(JDRF). Dr. Noorchashm's work has been published in
Nature Medicine, the New England Journal of
Medicine, The Journal of Immunology, The Journal
of Experimental Medicine, Diabetes, International Immunology
and Transplantation, among others.
Dr. Noorchashm received a B.A. with distinction in Biology
Research, from the University of Pennsylvania's School
of Arts and Sciences. He furthered his education at
Penn, where he earned his PhD and MD degrees in 2001
and 2002, respectively. He completed a post-doctoral
fellowship focusing on transplantation immunobiology
and autoimmunity in the Harrison Department of Surgical
Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of
Among his recent accolades, he has received the 2002
American Transplantation Congress Young Investigator
Award and a 1999 Research Achievement Award from the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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