Martin Badov

Student NameMartin Badov
Faculty Mentor NameHabibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
CollegeCollege of Medicine
Research InterestsNeuroimmunology, Pharmacology
Academic AwardsBright Futures Scholarship 2018
Dean’s List 2019
UF Honors Program 2019
University Scholars Program 2020
Hobbies and Interestsn/a

Research Project

Regulatory T Cells as an Unexplored Aspect of Parkinson’s Disease Etiology?

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by depletion of dopamine in the basal ganglia. Novel research in this field has begun to explore the impact of this disease on the immune system. While numerous studies have demonstrated dyshomeostasis within the immune system in Parkinson’s patients, the specific impact of the disease in this area is ill defined. This project will study the effects of Parkinson’s Disease on regulatory T cells primarily via flow cytometry.