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Video: KL2 Scholar Hadie Makinde Seeks Answers for Autoimmune Disorder

KL2 Scholar Hadie Makinde’s research addresses the impact of monocyte — a type of white blood cell — populations in scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and internal organs. Her long-term research goal is to develop a precision medicine approach for the 300,000 Americans who suffer from the disease. Watch Video


I’ve always known that I wanted to pursue a career in science, specifically in academic research. I anticipate that this KL2 award will position me to eventually realize my dream of becoming a tenure-track professor.”

Hadijat Makinde, PhD, a research assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology
Research reported in this video was supported, in part, by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Grant Number KL2TR001424. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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