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Current Students

Alessandra Araujo

Alessandra Araujo

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

Margaret Barlow

Nicholas Battaglia

Nicholas Battaglia

Hannah Bell

Hannah Bell

Research Interest:
Characterizing effector T cell motility in inflammation and infection 
Andrew Bischer

Andrew Bischer

Jennifer Colquhoun

Jennifer Colquhoun

Research Interest:
Identification of antimicrobials with activity in non-laboratory media.
Ryan Connor

Ryan Connor

Research Interest:
Platelet mediated monocyte maturation
Megan Dunagan

Megan Dunagan

Research Interest:
B Cell Memory to Pertussis
Lacey Favazzo

Lacey Favazzo

Booyeon Han

Booyeon Han

Research Interest:
Cancer immune microenvironment and immunotherapy
Jenna Hindsley

Jenna Hindsley

Cassandra Houser

Cassandra Houser

Marina Koroleva

Marina Koroleva

Research Interest:
The effect of vaccine protein composition on the immune B cell response
Christopher Kovacs

Christopher Kovacs

Elizabeth Lindsay

Elizabeth Lindsay

Shannon Loelius

Shannon Loelius

Ferralita Madere

Ferralita Madere

James McGuinness

James McGuinness

Stephanie Monticelli

Stephanie Monticelli

Aditi Murthy

Aditi Murthy

Research Interest:
Impact of hypoxia on IFNg-dependent immune responses in tumor microenvironment and its implications for radiotherapy.
Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson

Jonathan Pinney

Jonathan Pinney

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:
Mechanism of immunomodulation in pancreatic cancer
Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez

Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez

Priyanka Saminathan

Priyanka Saminathan

Dillon Schrock

Dillon Schrock, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
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.
Sydney Simpson

Sydney Simpson

Research Interest:
Small molecule discovery targeting KSHV latency
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Research Interest:
Role of a polymerase defect in function of the live attenuated influenza A virus
Katharine Tomberlin

Katharine Tomberlin

Alissa Trzeciak

Alissa Trzeciak

Research Interest:
Long-term brain dysfunction driven by acute sepsis-associated encephalopathy
Taylor  Uccello

Taylor  Uccello

Megan Ulbrich

Megan Ulbrich

Janelle Veazey

Janelle Veazey

Research Interest:
Epithelial protein kinase D is a novel regulator of anti-viral immunity
Emily Wu

Emily Wu

Research Interest:
Sexual dimorphism in rheumatoid arthritis