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Elina Kadriu

Elina received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto (UofT) studying developmental biology. As a PhD candidate at UofT, Elina shifted her focus to the function and regulation of microbial shikimate dehydrogenase enzymes. She joined the Creative Services Team as an intern to assist with content creation, keeping up-to-date with the latest research.

Articles by Elina Kadriu
SARS-CoV-2 self-assembling virus-like nanoparticle with spike proteins protruding from the surface.
New Technology Improves SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine-Induced Immune Responses
Elina Kadriu | May 30, 2023 | 3 min read
mRNA-encoded self-assembling enveloped virus-like particles presenting SARS-CoV-2 spike protein enhance immunity and may provide better protection against viral variants. 
A doctor checking a patient’s blood sugar levels using a glucometer on their ring finger.
An Implantable Device for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
Elina Kadriu | Apr 18, 2023 | 3 min read
Engineering of a novel device to treat T1D, featuring local immunosuppression and a vascularized cell reservoir to prolong islet cell survival.
3D rendered image of multiple antibody-drug conjugate next generation antibodies.
Advances in Antibody Therapeutics
Elina Kadriu | Apr 18, 2023 | 4 min read
Scientists engineer therapeutic antibodies with improved stability and efficacy. 
Two malignant cancer cells protruding towards each other.
The Role of Adhesion Receptors in Cancer Cannibalism
Elina Kadriu | Mar 13, 2023 | 3 min read
Contact inhibition of locomotion by adhesion receptors prevents cancer cells from eating each other. 
Cellular Senescence: Why Do Cells Stop Dividing?
Cellular Senescence: Why Do Cells Stop Dividing?
Elina Kadriu | Feb 28, 2023 | 4 min read
Senescent cells undergo major morphological and metabolic changes when at the end of their lifespan. 
A robotic hand adding a piece of DNA to an existing DNA strand to complete the sequence.
A New Way to Control Stem Cell Fate Using Gene Circuits
Elina Kadriu | Feb 27, 2023 | 3 min read
Scientists engineered human pluripotent stem cells with synthetic gene circuits to control differentiation without human input.
Programmed Cell Death: Mechanisms for Cellular Self-Destruction
Programmed Cell Death Pathways
Elina Kadriu | Feb 15, 2023 | 7 min read
Cells use a variety of programmed cell death mechanisms to maintain homeostasis through cellular self-destruction, including apoptosis, necroptosis, and pyroptosis.