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Maria Birukova
Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2015-2016, Immunology

Maria Birukaova is a third-year MD-PhD student beginning her graduate work in the Department of Immunology. She received her BS in Bioengineering from Yale University.  Maria’s research will focus on the effects of bacteriophage, a bacteria-infecting virus, in chronic wound infections, as well as developing therapies to treat biofilm-infected wounds. Maria hopes to combine the perspective of clinical practice with her research skills to address unmet needs in the healthcare system