Albert Sek

Albert is a highly motivated postbac researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he works to understand the signaling events in immune responses and characterize a rare disorder of the blood known as systemic capillary leak syndrome.

Prior to his work at the National Institutes of Health, Albert has worked at the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Albert's work at Academia Sinica focused on elucidating the cellular interactions of the viral replicase protein and interfering satellite RNA in the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana.

Albert graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. At UC Davis, Albert worked in the Department of Microbiology for over two years, using fluorescence microscopy and molecular cloning to characterize novel cytoskeletal proteins of the intestinal parasite Giardia intestinalis. Albert's work has included authorship on a peer-reviewed paper.

This fall, Albert will be transitioning to the PhD program in Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology at UCLA.