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Noor Bala
Noor Bala, M.S.

Research Interest:
Mechanisms of activation and migration of CD4+ T-cells within non-lymphoid tissues
Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell, M.S.

Research Interest:
Determining the function of a T3SS effector protein, VopZZ, in colonization and the disease process.
Justin Brennan
Justin Brennan
First Year
Tina Bui
Tina Bui

Research Interest:
Chronic inflammation in obesity/type 2 diabetes exacerbate S. aureus osteomyelitis. By examining gut microbiota-associated mechanism(s) which can restore immune homeostasis in obese/type 2 diabetics, we can identify potential therapeutics and prognosis markers to improve infection outcomes.
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.
Megan Dunagan
Megan Dunagan, M.S.

Research Interest:
Mechanism of host shutoff induced by influenza virus
Abdul Embong
Abdul Embong

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
Kala Harbaugh
Kala Harbaugh
Second Year
Alicia Healey
Alicia Healey

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

Research Interest:
Host adaptation of influenza virus
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin

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

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

Research Interest:
Tumor Immunology; Estrogen signaling in immune cell infiltrate of a mouse model for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
Mary Moran
Mary Moran

Research Interest:
Role of S. aureus virulence factors in promoting epidermal viral infectivity: Relevance for atopic dermatitis
Sean Nelson
Sean Nelson, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigating intranasal vaccination and its ability to potentiate influenza-specific lung-resident CD4 T cells
An (Andy) Phan
An (Andy) Phan
First Year
Jonathan Pinney
Jonathan Pinney, M.S.

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.”
Catherine Pizzarello
Catherine Pizzarello

Research Interest:
The role of human milk oligosaccharides in the regulation of intestinal epithelial cell cytokine expression
Shuyang "Sue" Qin
Shuyang "Sue" Qin

Research Interest:
Mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance in synchronous melanoma
Kun Hyoe Rhoo Rhoo
Kun Hyoe Rhoo Rhoo
No Affiliation

Noah Salama
Noah Salama

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

Research Interest:
Small molecule discovery targeting KSHV latency
Michael Sportiello
Michael Sportiello

Research Interest:
Resident memory T cells, influenza immune response, influenza vaccine development, applied bioinformatic methods
Ian Stone
Ian Stone
First Year
Katharine Tomberlin
Katharine Tomberlin

Research Interest:
Identifying the minimal genetic elements carried within the V. cholerae T3SS island that are required for colonization.
Megan Ulbrich
Megan Ulbrich

Research Interest:
Using multidisciplinary approaches to uncover novel effector protein (VopX) functions.
Emily Weber
Emily Weber, M.S.
No Affiliation

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