Cheshil Dixit, MD


Academics

Residency
Internal Medicine
2019 (anticipated completion)
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Internship
Internal Medicine
2017
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Doctor of Medicine
2016
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, MS

Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Honors
Millsaps College
2012
Jackson, MS
Minor in Chemistry

Research

Membrane specializations in nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae
2013 – 2016
Medical Student Research Program
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Microbiology
Mentor: Larry S. McDaniel, Ph.D.
Techniques: polymerase chain reaction, transformation, western blotting, gel electrophoresis

Cell cycle regulation in Aspergillus nidulans
2010 – 2012
Honors Program
Millsaps College
Department of Biology
Mentor: Sarah Lea Anglin, Ph.D.
Techniques: Creation of media, isolation streaking, slide staining and creation, fluorescence microscopy, western blotting

Localization of Aspergillus nidulans SNXAHRB1 throughout the cell cycle
Thesis, 2012

Publications

Aspergillus nidulans SNXAHRB1 Is an SR/RRM Family Protein that Rescues Defects in the CDC2/CYCLINB Pathway
Steven W. James, Cheshil Dixit, and Sarah Lea Anglin, et al.
Genetics. 2014 Oct; 198(2): 617–633.
doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.167445

Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae Cause Acute Otitis Media in the Chinchilla that is Enhanced by Pneumococcal Surface Protein K
Lance E. Keller, Cheshil Dixit, and Larry S. McDaniel, et al.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2014
doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu037

Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae as a Cause of Chronic Adenoiditis
Cheshil Dixit, and Larry S. McDaniel, et al.
ID Cases. 2016 Apr 12
doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.04.001

Oral Presentations

Pneumococcal Surface Protein K is a Virulence Determinant of Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae
April 2016
Department of Medicine Research Day
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

The Emerging Pathogen Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae: Chronic Adenoiditis in a Young Child
February 2016
Mississippi Academy of Sciences
Hattiesburg, MS

Localization of Aspergillus nidulans snxAHrb1 throughout the cell cycle
February 2012
Honors Symposium
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS

Poster Presentations

SL McGuire Anglin, T. Banta, C. Coile, C. Dixit, S. Eastlack, A. Giang, J. Kobie, M. Nguyen, K. Shingler, A. Orzechowski, and S. James. The snxA gene of Aspergillus nidulans encodes a homolog of yeast Hrb1. 26th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, 15-20 March, 2011.

Clifford E. Coile, Cheshil Dixit, and Sara Lea Anglin. Effects of snxA1 and nimA5 Mutations on Nuclear Localization of Cyclin B in Aspergillus nidulans. Annual Mississippi INBRE Research Symposium, Hattiesburg, MS, 30 April 2011.

Cheshil Dixit, Clifford Coile, Faustin Mwambutsa, and Sara Lea Anglin. Aspergillus nidulans SNXA Localizes to the Nucleus. Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 23 September 2011.

Cheshil Dixit, Clifford Coile, Faustin Mwambutsa, and Sara Lea Anglin. Aspergillus nidulans SNXA Localizes to the Nucleus. Annual Mississippi INBRE Research Symposium, Hattiesburg, MS, 30 April 2012.

Cheshil Dixit, Travis Banta and Sara Lea Anglin. Characterization of Aspergillus nidulans SNXA. National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington DC, 25-27 June 2012.

C. Dixit, L. E. Keller, J. Friley, M. H. Nahm, and L. S. McDaniel. Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae (NESp) cause Acute Otitis Media (AOM). Department of Medicine Research Day, Jackson, MS, 8 April 2014.

Hugh Muse, L. Wesley Aldred, Cheshil Dixit, Savannah Duckworth, and Michelle Horn. VZV Reactivation, More Than Just Shingles. UMMC ACP Abstract Day, Jackson, MS, 20 November 2014.

Cheshil Dixit, Lance E. Keller, and Larry S. McDaniel. Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae: A Case of a 2-year-old with Chronic Adenoiditis. American Society of Microbiology South Central Branch Meeting, Hattiesburg, MS, 19 September 2015.

Cheshil Dixit, Stephen LeBlanc, Lucas Buchanan, L. Wesley Aldred, L. Campbell Behlen, and Patricia Stewart. When Edema isn't Angioedema: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome as a Confounder in Hereditary Angioedema. Alabama & Mississippi Chapters of the American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting. Birmingham, AL, 2 June 2018 (accepted, pending).

Licensure/Certification

USMLE Step 1, passed (2014)
USMLE Step 2 (CK), passed (2015)
USMLE Step 2 (CS), passed (2015)
USMLE Step 3, passed (2018)

Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Mississippi State Medical License T-3107

Awards/Honors

Judge
February 2016
High School/Undergraduate Poster Session
Mississippi Academy of Science

3rd Place for a Poster Presentation
September 2015
South Central Branch Meeting
American Society of Microbiology

Medical Student Research Scholar
2013 - 2016
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Magna Cum Laude
2012
Millsaps College

Student Research Award
April 2012
Department of Biology
Millsaps College

Phi Beta Kappa Award of Excellence for 1st Place in Honors Research Oral Presentations
February 2012
Honors Conference
Millsaps College

1st Place for an Oral Presentation
January 2012
22nd Annual Student Research Symposium
Millsaps College

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary
2011
Millsaps College

Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honorary
2011
Millsaps College

Co-Moderator
January 2011
21st Annual Student Research Symposium Millsaps College

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary
2010
Millsaps College

Society Memberships

Member
2018 - present
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Member
2012 - present
American College of Physicians

Member
2012 - present
Mississippi State Medical Association

Interests

Reading (fiction), television, video games (primarily PC), NFL football (Carolina Panthers), video editing, technology