Jayesh Menon

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
MAJOR: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (Departmental Honors Candidate)
EMAIL: jaymenon@nullucla.edu


My work aims at understanding how macrophages are able to distinguish different stimuli to elicit stimuli-specific responses. Particularly, I am interested in how macrophages differentiate between different ligands by documenting the NF-kB dynamics of these cells in response to stimulation with various ligands. Specific aims of my work focus on measuring NF-kB dynamics in response to both PAMPs and DAMPs recognized by TLR4 and characterizing how tolerance induced by pre-exposure effects NF-kB dynamics in macrophages. During my free time, I enjoy hiking on the various trails in the Los Angeles area.