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Sebastian Bosch
Sebastian Bosch

Research Interest:

Understanding the Interaction of HIV With Human Microglial Cells, and its Relevance to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)

Justin Brennan
Justin Brennan

Research Interest:

Generation mechanisms and functions of respiratory syncytial virus copy-back defective viral genomes

Emily Britt
Emily Britt

Research Interest:

Investigating the influence of gut microbiome-derived polyamines on host-pathogen interactions and immune responses in the context of Staphylococcus aureus bone infection

Amelia Clark
Amelia Clark, M.S.

Research Interest:

Modulation of the cell-autonomous molecular clock by metabolic stress, and its role in the anti-tumor immune response. 

Ankit Dahal
Ankit Dahal, BS

Research Interest:

The biology of MDSC formation and migration into the site of pancreatic cancer

Sarah Eckl
Sarah Eckl
First Year
Erin Gibbons
Erin Gibbons

Research Interest:

Investigating how Glycoprotein-NMB promotes Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) tumor growth and can be used as a biomarker.

Kala Hardy
Kala Hardy, PhD

Research Interest:

Shutoff activity of coronavirus

Alicia Healey
Alicia Healey

Research Interest:

Investigating how AHR activation modulates neutrophil recruitment to the lung during viral infection

Justin Leach
Justin Leach

Research Interest:

Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Temperature Sensitivity of the Live-Attenuated Influenza Virus (LAIV) and Using that Knowledge to Create a Safer and More Effective Influenza Vaccine

Lyvia Markle
Lyvia Markle

Research Interest:

Investigating the impact of gut microbiome-derived metabolites on obese/type-2 diabetic gut barrier integrity and immune modulation in response to systemic Staphylococcus aureus infection

John Miller
John Miller

Research Interest:

Determining the mechanism of HE4-mediated immunosuppression in ovarian cancer

An (Andy) Phan
An (Andy) Phan

Research Interest:

Investigating the mechanisms by which human host factors restrict HIV-1 gene expression in order to provide insight into the regulation of viral DNA and latency

Stephanie Renner
Stephanie Renner
Second Year

Research Interest:

Investigating the roles of host factors involved in the silencing of integrated HIV DNA in the heterochromatin region

Allison Ryan
Allison Ryan

Research Interest:

Development of effective CAR T cell therapy for solid tumors

Noah Salama
Noah Salama, BS

Research Interest:

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

Jordana Schmierer
Jordana Schmierer

Research Interest:

Role of influenza PA on host adaptation

Megan Ulbrich
Megan Ulbrich

Research Interest:

Using multidisciplinary approaches to uncover novel effector protein (VopX) functions.

Natalie Vance
Natalie Vance

Research Interest:

Characterizing the cellular heterogeneity of circulating innate and adaptive immune cells within the pediatric population to investigate changes in cellular composition throughout early life as well as differences in CD4+ T cell sup-populations between healthy and food allergic pediatric individuals

Chantelle White
Chantelle White

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

Bio:

Zirui is from Jiangxi, China, and received her Biological Science BS from the University of Vermont in Burlington. Her research interest is in virulence gene regulation, and her hobbies include skiing, swimming, reading detective novels, and cooking. Plus, she is a huge LEGO fan!