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UCDMC Research Mentor Series. Jared Jagdeo , MD, MS Photobiomodulation Laboratory Department of Dermatology UC Davis Medical Center & Sacramento VA Phone: 917-837-9796 Email: DermResearchFellowship@gmail.com. Who am I?.

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Ucdmc research mentor series

UCDMC Research Mentor Series

Jared Jagdeo, MD, MSPhotobiomodulation Laboratory

Department of Dermatology

UC Davis Medical Center & Sacramento VA

Phone: 917-837-9796

Email: DermResearchFellowship@gmail.com

Who am i
Who am I?

  • Physician Scientist faculty member in the department of dermatology from Brooklyn, NY

  • Training – started early participating in science competitions (several national awards in HS)

  • Brown University’s PLME / Oxford University

  • Brown Medical School and Graduate School

  • HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program

  • Dermatology Residency at SUNY Downstate

What do i do clinically
What do I do Clinically?

  • Attending Physician at the Sacramento VA:

  • I see patients at the Sacramento VA, teach dermatology residents, family practice residents, medical students

  • Skin Fibrosis Clinic: focus on treatment of scars using laser and light therapy

  • HIV/ID dermatology clinic

  • Transplant skin cancer clinic

  • General and Procedural Dermatology

Why do i love research
Why do I LOVE research?

  • Discovery

  • Contribution to Humanity/Science

  • Innovation

  • Intellectual Stimulation

  • Teamwork

  • Comraderie

  • Teaching

  • Mentorship

  • Fulfillment

How did i get here
How did I get here?

  • Innate curiosity/creativity – how do things work and why?

  • Mentorship

  • Stick-to-it-iveness

Why is research important for you
Why is Research Important for you?

  • Personal growth

  • Intellectual growth (non-textbook learning)

  • Exploration of creativity

  • Academic enhancement

  • Needed for competitiveness for certain residencies

How can you get involved in research
How can you get involved in research?

  • Find a mentor and a project that excites you, in a field relevant to your intended future specialty

  • Personality match – between mentor and mentee

  • How much time is required for the project and how much time can you realistically give?

  • Assess your involvement with other activities (school, social, etc)

Maximize your research p otential
Maximize your Research Potential

  • Start early in your medical school career (it is never too late to start)

  • Go early and often

  • Stay late

  • Meet deadlines

  • Be enthusiastic and positive

  • Soak up knowledge!

  • Long term goals – for your career and project – where do you want to be in 3/4/5 years? 10?

Year off opportunities why is this important
Year off opportunities – why is this important?

  • Dedication.

  • Shows you are committed to taking your interest to the next level and focus on a project

  • Allows for time to work on a project and potentially publish / present results

What does my lab focus on
What does my lab focus on?

  • Photobiomodulation of Skin

  • Understanding the effects of visible light on skin immunology and function

  • State-of-the-art laboratory techniques

  • Single cell video migration assay

  • Cell irradiation assay

  • Western blotting

Research opportunities in my lab
Research opportunities in my lab

  • There is something for everyone – summer & yearlong

  • Dedication, reliability, integrity, motivation, enthusiasm

  • Team player

  • Ability to work independently

  • gain hands on lab experience conducting experiments and analyzing data

  • Students will have the opportunity to submit research findings for presentation at local and national conferences, and for publication

Ucdmc dermatology research
UCDMC Dermatology Research

  • Collaborative Department

    • April W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.: Dermatoepidemiology, Psoriasis

    • RivkahIsseroff, M.D.: Wound healing, Stem Cells, Electric Fields

    • Min Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.: Electric Fields, Regeneration, Wounds

    • Yoshihiro Izumiya, D.V.M., Ph.D.: Viral (Kaposi Sarcoma), Epigenetics

    • Fu-Tong Liu, M.D., Ph.D.: Allergy, Immunology, Eczema, Mast Cells

    • William J. Murphy, Ph.D.: Tumor Immunology, GVHD

    • EmanualMaverakis, M.D.: Psoriasis, Immune Disease, Scleroderma, Melanoma

    • Yoshikazu Takada, M.D., Ph.D.: Immunology and Integrins

    • http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/dermatology/research/research10.html