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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

David TophamDavid Topham, Ph.D.
KMRB 3-9631
Phone: (585) 273-1403

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 SangsterMark Y. Sangster, Ph.D.
Research Professor
KMRB 3-9629
Phone: (585) 273-3109

B cell responses to influenza infection and vaccination; B cell memory; mucosal immunology; mathematical modeling of B cell responses

Kristen ScheibleKristen Scheible, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Neonatal immunology; T cell function in preterm infants

Research Staff

Francisco ChavesFrancisco Chaves
Technical Associate II

Theresa FitzgeraldTheresa Fitzgerald
Technical Associate II

Rakshanda JhaRakshanda Jha

Preshetha KanagaiahPreshetha Kanagaiah
Technical Associate I

Kris Lambert EmoKris Lambert Emo
Technical Associate II
KMRB 3-9852
Phone: (585) 273-1408

Intravital imaging techniques; T cell trafficking in the respiratory tract

Nathan LaniewskiNathan Laniewski
Technical Associate I
KMRB 3-9857
Phone: (585) 276-3089

Flow cytometry; phenotypic and functional analysis of infant T cells

Donna NeuDonna Neu
Sr. Info Analyst
Proj. Manager - RPRC/NYICE

Phuong NguyenPhuong Nguyen, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Emma ReillyEmma Reilly, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Determining the requirements for maintenance and function of influenza-specific resident memory T cells

Graduate Students

Abdul EmbongAbdul Karim Embong
IMV Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program

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

Michael SportielloMichael Sportiello
MSTP Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)
MD Medical Education (M.D.)
IMV Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program

Virology, influenza, HIV, basic research

Research Assistants

Ian SmithIan Smith