[January] Featured on Thermo Fisher Scientific's 40 scientists, 40 years of breakthroughs. Check out the page here.
Invited speaker for the 6th Annual Skin Symposium hosted by University of California-Irvine Skin Biology Resource Center. UCI-SBRC is one of 6 NIAMS/NIH funded skin centers in the U.S.
[December] Invited speaker for the Duke Microbiome Center Seminar Series on December 12, 2022
[November] Awarded Young investigator pilot grant by Penn Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center
[October] Presented at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Microbiome meeting, October 25-29, 2022
Invited speaker for the University of Virginia TransUniversity Microbiome Initiative (TUMI) seminar series on October 14, 2022
[August] Awarded K99/R00: Pathway to Independence Award from National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS/NIH/DHHS)
[April] Invited to present short talk at the Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center (HCMPH) symposium on May 16, 2022.
[February] Abstract selected for talk at Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting at Portland, May 18-21. Also received SID Travel award.
[January] Interviewed by the Awesome Games Done Quick foundation as a Prevent Cancer Foundation fellow for the Games Done Quick Marathon. This year $3.4 million were raised by the charity speed run marathon. Learn more about this here.
[December] Invited to present talk at the New York Skin Club meeting organized by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
[October] Published research (Uberoi, et. al. , 2021) chosen as research highlight for the Microbiome Virtual International Forum.
[September] Awarded travel fellowship to attend Inflammatory Skin diseases Summit held at the New York Academy of Medicine.
[June] Research paper published in Cell Host & Microbe: My postdoctoral work has focused on understanding contribution of skin commensal microbiome in regulating skin barrier and repair. In my research, I made several seminal observations:
Germ-free mice have abnormal skin barrier structure and function
Keratinocyte-derived aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) mediates barrier function and repair
Human skin commensal microbes can activate keratinocyte AHR
Targeting the microbiota-AHR access promotes skin barrier repair
This work is now published. Also check out this commentary by Alwan, W., and DiMeglio, P.
[April] Career Development Award from Dermatology Foundation: I was awarded a Career Development Award in the category of Science of Human Appearance by the Dermatology Foundation to help transition to my independent career. My proposal aims to understand how skin-microbiota interactions can be leveraged to develop microbiota-based therapeutics that can prevent barrier abnormalities in chronic skin conditions that impact human appearance of patients.
[January] Postdoctoral fellowship from Prevent Cancer Association: I was awarded a fellowship from the Prevent Cancer foundation this January. My proposal is geared towards understanding the role of skin microbiome in skin cancer prevention.
Press release here.
[July] Young Investigator Award by Wound Healing Society (WHS): The annual wound healing society meeting was conducted virtually and I was awarded the 2020 young investigator award at the annual wound healing society meeting and was selected as the representative for United States at the European Tissue Repair Society meeting to be held in 2021. The young investigator's session can be viewed here.
[May] Book chapter in Wound Healing, Tissue Repair, and Regeneration in Diabetes: In collaboration with graduate student Amy Campbell, we wrote a book chapter on the "Wound Microbiome". Link here.
[July] Elected as co-chair for Gordon Research Seminar 2021 : I was elected as co-chair for the 2021 Epithelial Biology and Differentiation: Gordon Research Seminar to be held in 2021 at Barcelona, Spain.
[May] Attended Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting, Chicago, 2019: I was nominated by the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania to attend the annual postdoctoral trainee retreat at the SID meeting. The trainee retreat focused on career transitions after pursuing postdoctoral training in dermatology. Additionally, my abstract on diabetic wound healing was selected for poster presentation. Link here.
[July] Featured on Meet a Scientist by 500 Women Scientists: Interview can be found here.
[November] Defended thesis: I defended my thesis titled "Understanding Papillomavirus-Induced Disease by Means of a Novel Murine Papillomavirus (MmuPV1) Based in vivo Infection Model" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
[February] Received Joshua Neimark Research Award by AAAS: I attended the 2016 American Association for Advancement of Science annual meeting at Washington D.C. I was awarded the Joshua Neimark memorial travel assistance award.