2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Firdaus Dhabhar, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Tanvi is investigating the effects of major depressive disorder (MDD) on the immune system. To test her hypothesis that periods of MDD have deleterious effects on the immune system, she will analyze flow cytometry data to quantify the immune effects of MDD.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Immunosenescence in Major Depressive Disorder

Tanvi Gambhir1,2, Dhivya Perumal1,2, Krista Ring1,2, Elissa Epel3, Synthia Mellon4, Owen M. Wolkowitz3, and Firdaus S. Dhabhar1,2,5,6,7,8
[Laboratory of Stress Immunology1 and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences2, Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, & Infection5, Stanford Cancer Institute6, Stanford Neurosciences Institute7, and Bio-X Program8, Stanford University; Departments of Psychiatry3 and OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences4, UCSF]