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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, M.S.
Alessandra Araujo M.S.
Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

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

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

Emiliano Flores,
Emiliano Flores
Undergraduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

Alicia Healey,
Alicia Healey
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

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

Rakshanda Jha,
Rakshanda Jha
Summer Co-Op
Topham Lab

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

Research Interest: Role of the blood microbiota in systemic inflammation

Americo  Lopez-Yglesias, Ph.D.
Americo  Lopez-Yglesias Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yarovinsky Lab

Research Interest: 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.

Andrew Martin,
Andrew Martin
Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

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

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.

Seble Negatu,
Seble Negatu
Graduate Student
Fowell Lab

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

Jonathan Pinney, M.S.
Jonathan Pinney M.S.
Graduate Student
Elliott Lab

Research Interest: 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.”

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

Anuj Rattan, Ph.D.
Anuj Rattan Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Sant Lab

Research Interest: The effector CD4 T cell specificities during influenza infection

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

Ian Smith,
Ian Smith
Summer Co-Op
Topham Lab

Alissa Trzeciak, Ph.D.
Alissa Trzeciak Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: The study of mechanisms that regulate neutrophil recruitment and resolution during sepsis.

Kevin-Kien Vo,
Kevin-Kien Vo
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab