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Andrea Amitrano,

Andrea Amitrano

Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

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Alessandra Araujo,

Alessandra Araujo

Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

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

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Amelia Clark,

Amelia Clark

Graduate Student
Topham Lab

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Anthony DiPiazza,

Anthony DiPiazza

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

CD4 T cell responses following influenza infection and vaccination; vaccination strategies to induce protection to novel and potentially pandemic strains of influenza viruses

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Ninoshka Fernandes,

Ninoshka Fernandes

Graduate Student
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Mechanosensing by CD4+ T cells during Inflammation.

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Yurong Gao, Ph.D.

Yurong Gao Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Develop new multiphoton imaging capabilities for the study of immune function in numerous inflammatory settings

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Jonathan Kasper,

Jonathan Kasper

Undergraduate Student
Jim Miller Lab

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Tae-Hyoun Kim, Ph.D.

Tae-Hyoun Kim Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Minsoo Kim Lab

Studying migration of neutrophils in inflammatory condition with imaging tools

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Cory Kim,

Cory Kim

Undergraduate Student
Mosmann Lab

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Marina Koroleva,

Marina Koroleva

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

The effect of vaccine protein composition on the immune B cell response

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Courtney Lavery,

Courtney Lavery

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Identification of APCs in the lungs that can interact with CD4 T cells after infection with Influenza A

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Scott Leddon, Ph.D.

Scott Leddon Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Fowell Lab

Understanding the Specificity and Function of Follicular CD4 T Cells in Response to Protein Vaccination

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Americo  Lopez-Yglesias, Ph.D.

Americo  Lopez-Yglesias Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

How the transcription factor T-bet coordinates both innate and adaptive immune cells in order to mount a protective type I immune response against the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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Taylor Moon,

Taylor Moon

Graduate Student
Elliott Lab

Investigating the role of the ATP/UTP receptor P2Y2 in cell migration, HIV-1 infection and apoptotic cell clearance.

“I have a strong interest in college level teaching and have gained a great deal of classroom experience through the pre-college program at the University of Rochester. For more information, please visit my teaching ePortfolio.

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Taylar Mouton,

Taylar Mouton

Undergraduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

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Gowri Muthukrishnan, Ph.D.

Gowri Muthukrishnan Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
RHIC Core Lab

Development and qualification of new multiplexed immunological techniques for the evaluation of responses to vaccines in clinical translational research; High dimensional flow cytometry and analysis

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Sean Nelson,

Sean Nelson

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

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Jonathan Pinney,

Jonathan Pinney

Graduate Student
Elliott Lab

Investigating the molecular mechanisms that govern macrophage phagocytosis of mAb-opsonized targets in cancer immunotherapy.

“I am interested in becoming a scientist in industry where I will have the opportunity to combine experimental and computational analyses to develop new and improve current scientific tools.”

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Hen Prizant, Ph.D.

Hen Prizant Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Interaction between pathogen and effector T cells in infected tissue

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Anuj Rattan, Ph.D.

Anuj Rattan Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Sant Lab

The effector CD4 T cell specificities during influenza infection

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Emma Reilly, Ph.D.

Emma Reilly Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Topham Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Determining the requirements for maintenance and function of influenza-specific resident memory T cells

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Fatima Rivera-Escalera, Ph.D.

Fatima Rivera-Escalera Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Elliott Lab

Investigation of cellular mechanisms and immunologic consequences of efferocytosis and antibody-dependent phagocytosis by tissue-resident macrophages in vitro and in relevant mouse models of disease

“I would like to continue my career in biomedical research either as a principal investigator in academia or as a scientist in industry.”

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Alexandra Safronova, Ph.D.

Alexandra Safronova Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

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

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Dillon Schrock,

Dillon Schrock

Graduate Student
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

The role of the extracellular matrix in facilitating CD4+ T cell migration and localization specifically as it pertains to Tfh function in the germinal center.

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Cameron Tate,

Cameron Tate

Undergraduate Student
Jim Miller Lab

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Alissa Trzeciak,

Alissa Trzeciak

Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Long-term brain dysfunction driven by acute sepsis-associated encephalopathy

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Brandon Walling,

Brandon Walling

Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Evaluating T cell migration and chemokine dependence

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