Entering Class: 2011
PhD Program: Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
Hometown: Columbia, SC.
Research Interests: I synthesize synthetic platelets and work to bring them from the bench to the bedside by testing their efficacy and safety in large animal models.
About me: DaShawn is enthusiastically involved at CWRU and serves as the National Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Student National Medical Association. He enjoys dancing, choreographing, movies, and traveling.
Comment about the MSTP program: The CWRU MSTP is an amazing program the supports its students in all that they do. It fosters an atmosphere of community and collaboration. Deciding to join the CWRU MSTP Family is a decision I don't regret!!
Pawlowski CL, Li W, Sun M, Ravichandran K, Hickman D, Kos C, Kaur G, Sen Gupta
A. Platelet microparticle-inspired clot-responsive nanomedicine for targeted
fibrinolysis. Biomaterials. 2017 Jun;128:94-108. doi:
10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.03.012. Epub 2017 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 28314136.
Shukla M, Sekhon UD, Betapudi V, Li W, Hickman DA, Pawlowski CL, Dyer MR, Neal
MD, McCrae KR, Sen Gupta A. In vitro characterization of SynthoPlate™ (synthetic
platelet) technology and its in vivo evaluation in severely thrombocytopenic
mice. J Thromb Haemost. 2017 Feb;15(2):375-387. doi: 10.1111/jth.13579. PubMed
PMID: 27925685; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5305617.
Hickman DA, Syal G, Fausther M, Lavoie EG, Goree JR, Storrie B, Dranoff JA. MCP-1 downregulates MMP-9 export via vesicular redistribution to lysosomes in rat portal fibroblasts. Physiol Rep. 2014 Nov 20;2(11).
Russell JR, Huang J, Anand P, Kucera K, Sandoval AG, Dantzler KW, Hickman D, Jee J, Kimovec FM, Koppstein D, Marks DH, Mittermiller PA, Núñez SJ, Santiago M, Townes MA, Vishnevetsky M, Williams NE, Núñez Vargas MP, Boulanger LA, Bascom-Slack C, Strobel SA.Biodegradation of Polyester Polyurethane by Endophytic Fungi.Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Jul 15.
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