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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

B. Paige Lawrence
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
MRBX 3-11108
Phone: (585) 276-3873
Email B. Paige
Research Interest: Influence of environmental factors on the development and function of the immune system

Postdoctoral Scholars

Christina Post
Christina Post, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interest: Effects of exposure to perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) on antiviral immunity

Research Staff

Catherine Donegan
Catherine Donegan
Laboratory Technician
Research Interest: Animal wellness and husbandry
Anthony Franchini
Research Interest: Homeostatic control of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells by AHR; Influence of AHR on viral replication.
Colleen O'Dell
Research Interest: Impact of chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations on immune function and health.

Graduate Students

Kristina
 Fenner
Research Interest: Studying the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during viral infection
Alicia Healey
Research Interest: Investigating how AHR activation modulates neutrophil recruitment to the lung during viral infection
Cassandra Houser
Research Interest: Exposure to environmental factors that bind the AHR regulates the differentiation and function of T follicular helper cells: a CD4+ T cell subset that is essential for the antibody response.
Keegan Vaughan
Research Interest: Role of AHR in modulating hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and influencing lineage-biased hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells

Research Assistants

Reena Caplash
Reena Caplash
Undergraduate Student
Research Interest: Examining how AHR regulates the T follicular helper cell function
Harrison Kern
Harrison Kern
Undergraduate Student
Research Interest: AHR regulation of stem cell differentiation