Christa HeywardChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA F1000 Associate Faculty Member (since 18 October 2011)
Christa Heyward is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Faculty Member Steven D Douglas to recommend the scientific literature in their field.Christa also has responsibility for checking the contents of the following journals to ensure that the highest quality research relevant to their own interests within these publications is comprehensively and systematically evaluated for F1000:
- Nature Reviews Microbiology
Christa Heyward, PhD, is currently a Resource Coordinator and Editorial Assistant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Christa received her BS from Villanova University, majoring in Biology, quickly going on to complete a Masters in Biology at Duquesne University and then a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Christa's research interests concern the role of the innate immune system in controlling disease. Her previous research investigated the mechanism by which tumorigenic adenoviruses evade lysis by Natural Killer cells by failing to activate ligands for the NKG2D receptor. She is interested in the role NKG2D ligand expression plays autoimmune diseases and cancer.
President and Provosts Citation for Exceptional Commitment to Graduate and Professional Student Life 2011 (University of Pennsylvania)
ASBMB Hill Day Science Advocacy participant 2011
Penn Womens Center Leadership Award 2009 (University of Pennsylvania)
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