Evelyn Litwinoff, Graduate Research Assistant

Evelyn LitwinoffEvelyn received her BA from Rutgers University, majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. 

Her undergraduate thesis, conducted under the direction of Dr. Monica Driscoll, was entitled “The Identification and Characterization of Genes that Effect Necrotic Cell Death.”  Her work received highest honors from the program.
Evelyn is currently a PhD student in the Pathobiology Training Program at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. 

Her research in the Diabetes Research Program focuses on the role of autophagy in obese adipose tissue inflammation.  Specifically, she is interested in the relationship between the interactions of AGE-RAGE and their effects on autophagy in adipose tissue macrophages.

Litwinoff EM, Hurtado Del Pozo C, Ramasamy RSchmidt AM. Emerging targets for therapeutic development in diabetes and its complications: The RAGE signaling pathway. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May 13.
doi: 10.1002/cpt.148