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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

David Topham
David Topham, Ph.D.
KMRB 3-9631
Phone: (585) 273-1403
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Research Interest: Multiple roles of virus-specific Band T cells in determining the outcome of viral infection of the respiratory tract. Long term protective effect of immunological mechanisms.


Mark Sangster
Mark Y. Sangster, Ph.D.
Research Professor
KMRB 3-9629
Phone: (585) 273-3109
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Research Interest: B cell responses to influenza infection and vaccination; B cell memory; mucosal immunology; mathematical modeling of B cell responses

Research Staff

Francisco Chaves
Francisco Chaves
Technical Associate II
Theresa Fitzgerald
Theresa Fitzgerald
Technical Associate II
Preshetha Kanagaiah
Preshetha Kanagaiah
Technical Associate I
Kris Lambert Emo
Kris Lambert Emo
Technical Associate II
KMRB 3-9852
Phone: (585) 273-1408
Research Interest: Intravital imaging techniques; T cell trafficking in the respiratory tract
Nathan Laniewski
Nathan Laniewski
Technical Associate II
KMRB 3-9857
Phone: (585) 276-3089
Research Interest: Flow cytometry; phenotypic and functional analysis of infant T cells
Phuong Nguyen
Phuong Nguyen, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Emma Reilly
Emma Reilly, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Research Interest: Determining the requirements for maintenance and function of influenza-specific resident memory T cells

Graduate Students

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
Ashwin Kumar
Research Interest: Biological factors and genetic programs that drive differentiation and maintenance of Lung CD8+ Tissue Resident Memory cells
Michael Sportiello
Research Interest: Resident memory T cells, influenza immune response, influenza vaccine development, applied bioinformatic methods