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Marc Y. Fink, MSc

Academic Title:

Research Fellow

Primary Appointment:

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases

Additional Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow


800 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

  • 2008 - 2012                
    • B.S., Biology, Loyola University – Maryland
    • Research Mentors – Andrew Schoeffield, Ph.D. & David Rivers, Ph.D.

  • 2012 - 2015
    • M.S., Biological Sciences, Towson University
    • Thesis Title: “Signaling responses of Dictyostelium discoideum to Gram-negative bacteria”
    • Research Mentor - Michelle Snyder, Ph.D.

  • 2015 – 2019
    • Ph.D., Biology, Georgetown University
    • Dissertation Title: “Investigating the role of Myeloid Cells in Giardia immunity”
    • Research Mentor - Steven M. Singer, Ph.D.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Immunology, Infectious Disease, Asthma, Innate Immunity, Macrophages,

Highlighted Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Fink, M.Y., & Singer, S.M. (2017). The intersection of immune responses, microbiota, and pathogenesis in giardiasis. Trends in Parasitology, 33, 901-913.
  2. Fink, M.Y., Maloney, J.G., Keselman, A., Li, E., Menegas, S.A., Staniorski, C., & Singer, S.M. (2019). Proliferation of Resident Macrophages is Dispensable for Protection During Giardia duodenalis Immunohorizons, 3(8), 412-421.
  3. Fink, M.Y., Shapiro, D., & Singer, S.M. (2020). Giardia lamblia: Laboratory Maintenance, Lifecycle Induction, and Infection of Murine Animal Models. Current Protocols in Microbiology, e102.

Book Chapters

  1. Fink, M., Weichseldorfer, M., White, T., Snyder, M.L. (2016). Lipopolysaccharide-enhanced bactericidal activity is mediated by induction of autophagosomal processes.  Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection and Aging. Elsevier, Inc. 
  2. Singer, S.M., Fink, M.Y., & Angelova, V.V. (2019). Recent Insights into Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Giardia. Advances in Parasitology: Giardia and Giardiasis, 106, 171-208.

Additional Publication Citations

  1. Rivers, D.B., Acca, G., Fink, M., Brogan, R., & Schoeffield, A. (2014). Spatial characterization of proteolytic enzyme activity in the foregut region of the adult necrophagous fly, Protophormia terraenovae. Journal of Insect Physiology, 67, 45-55.
  2. Rivers, D. B., Acca, G., Fink, M., Brogan, R., Chen, D., & Schoeffield, A. (2018). Distinction of Fly Artifacts from Human Blood using Immunodetection. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63, 1704-1711.