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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Andrea Amitrano, M.S.
Andrea Amitrano M.S.
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment

Alessandra Araujo, Ph.D.
Alessandra Araujo Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

Research Interest: Role of Toll Like Receptors and Commensal Bacteria in Secondary Responses to T. gondii

Noor Bala, M.S.
Noor Bala M.S.
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

Research Interest: Mechanisms of activation and migration of CD4+ T-cells within non-lymphoid tissues

Bahawar Dhillon,
Bahawar Dhillon
Undergraduate Student
Ciucci Lab

Abdul Embong,
Abdul Embong
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Research Interest: Analysis of Human Memory B Cell Expansion After Influenza Vaccination: Assessing The Vaccine Efficacy of Licensed Flu Vaccines in the United States and the Influence of Original Antigenic Sin in Mounting Humoral Immunological Response

Alicia Healey,
Alicia Healey
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

Research Interest: Characterizing effector T cell recruitment and retention at sites of inflammation

Yeonsun Hong, Ph.D.
Yeonsun Hong Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: Identification of key factors for immune cell activity (ex. T cell migration and MDSC differentiation) using the CRISPR-CAS9 system

Ma Rie Kim,
Ma Rie Kim
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: Role of the blood microbiota in systemic inflammation

Ashwin Kumar,
Ashwin Kumar
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Research Interest: Biological factors and genetic programs that drive differentiation and maintenance of Lung CD8+ Tissue Resident Memory cells

Andrew Martin,
Andrew Martin
Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

Research Interest: The effect of IFN-gamma on monocyte’s ability to eliminate Toxoplasma

Alexander McGurk
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Alexander McGurk
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

Research Interest: Investigating the role of CXCR3 and CXCR4 ligands in spatio-temporal control of CD4+ T mediated immunity in the periphery

John Miller,
John Miller
Graduate Student
Ciucci Lab

Savannah Moritzky,
Savannah Moritzky
Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Research Interest: Exploring the importance of CD4+ T cells during the immune response and memory to influenza vaccine.

Sean Nelson, M.S.
Sean Nelson M.S.
Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Research Interest: Investigating intranasal vaccination and its ability to potentiate influenza-specific lung-resident CD4 T cells

Hen Prizant, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Interaction between pathogen and effector T cells in infected tissue

Herbey Quirarte, Ph.D.
Herbey Quirarte Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Sant Lab

Research Interest: How does human confrontation with influenza virus throughout life shapes CD4 T cell phenotype, specificity and function

Alexandra Safronova, Ph.D.
Alexandra Safronova Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

Research Interest: Gut microbiota, host defense and immunity: analysis with integrative omics approach

Cooper Sailer,
Cooper Sailer
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: Using optogenetics to explore chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell effector function in solid tumors

Noah Salama,
Noah Salama
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

Research Interest: To characterize long-term, post resolution polarized resident macrophage cell types and ascertain their phenotypic role in maintaining the tissue polarized state

Akshay Sharathchandra,
Akshay Sharathchandra
Undergraduate Student
Ciucci Lab

Michael Sportiello,
Michael Sportiello
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Research Interest: Resident memory T cells, influenza immune response, influenza vaccine development, applied bioinformatic methods

Lauren Vanasse,
Lauren Vanasse
Undergraduate Student
Ciucci Lab

Chantelle White
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Chantelle White
Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Research Interest: Investigating the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic viral factors on the development of CD4 T cell mediated immune responses to infection