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Alessandra Araujo
Alessandra Araujo, M.S.
Research Interest:
Role of Toll Like Receptors and Commensal Bacteria in Secondary Responses to T. gondii
Noor Bala
Noor Bala
First Year
David Barnard
David Barnard, M.S.
Nicholas Battaglia
Nicholas Battaglia, M.S.
Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell, M.S.
Research Interest:
Characterizing effector T cell motility in inflammation and 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.
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
Zanah Francis
Zanah Francis, M.S.
Booyeon Han
Booyeon Han, M.S.
Research Interest:
Cancer immune microenvironment and immunotherapy
Kala Harbaugh
Kala Harbaugh
First Year
Alicia Healey
Alicia Healey
Research Interest:
Characterizing effector T cell recruitment and retention at sites of inflammation
Elizabeth Lindsay
Elizabeth Lindsay, M.S.
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
James McGuinness
James McGuinness, M.S.
Alexander McGurk
Alexander McGurk
First Year
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
Daphne Pariser
Daphne Pariser, M.S.
Jules Park
Jules Park, M.S.
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:
Mechanism of immunomodulation in pancreatic cancer
Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez
Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez, M.S.
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
Priyanka Saminathan
Priyanka Saminathan, M.S.
Tyler Scherzi
Tyler Scherzi, M.S.
First Year
Sydney Simpson
Sydney Simpson, M.S.
Research Interest:
Small molecule discovery targeting KSHV latency
Michael Sportiello
Michael Sportiello
Research Interest:
Virology, influenza, HIV, basic research
Janelle Veazey
Janelle Veazey, M.S.
Research Interest:
Epithelial protein kinase D is a novel regulator of anti-viral immunity
Tara Vrooman
Tara Vrooman
First Year
Chantelle White
Chantelle White
First Year