Payel Sil, Ph.D., is fellow in the Inflammation and Autoimmunity in the Division of Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS), Durham, NC. Sil has gained expertise in Autophagy, Immunology, Cell Death, Inflammation, Clinical and Translational Research. Her current projects involve investigating the role of non-canonical autophagy in efferocytosis relevant in skin inflammation and tumor development. She specializes in multiple high-throughput screening plate-based assays, microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques. These techniques are used broadly in immunology for detecting and characterizing pro-inflammatory cytokines and cells. Her goal is to advance the field of inflammation and autophagy by designing techniques as well as methods to visualize and detect inflammatory markers in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo samples.