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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

Andrea Amitrano, M.S.
Andrea Amitrano M.S.

Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment

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Alessandra Araujo, M.S.
Alessandra Araujo M.S.

Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

Role of Toll Like Receptors and Commensal Bacteria in Secondary Responses to T. gondii

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Shringkhala Bajimaya, Ph.D.
Shringkhala Bajimaya Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Takimoto Lab

Host-virus interaction of parainfluenza viruses

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Jonathon Baker,
Jonathon Baker

Graduate Student
Quivey Lab

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Margaret Barlow,
Margaret Barlow

Graduate Student
Lord Lab

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David Barnard, M.S.
David Barnard M.S.

Graduate Student
Pavelka Lab

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Nicholas Battaglia, M.S.
Nicholas Battaglia M.S.

Graduate Student
Lord Lab

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Hannah Bell, M.S.
Hannah Bell M.S.

Graduate Student
Dziejman Lab

Characterizing effector T cell motility in inflammation and infection 

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Lauren Benoodt, M.S.
Lauren Benoodt M.S.

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Development of Computational Algorithms for Curation, Inference, and Analysis of Viral Responsive Gene-sets

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Pilar Blanco-Lobo, Ph.D.
Pilar Blanco-Lobo Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Sara Blick,
Sara Blick

Graduate Student
Elliott Lab

Role of CD47 in macrophage clearance of pyrenocytes

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Michaelle Chojnacki, Ph.D.
Michaelle Chojnacki Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dunman Lab

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Amelia Clark, M.S.
Amelia Clark M.S.

Graduate Student
Topham Lab

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Jennifer Colquhoun, M.S.
Jennifer Colquhoun M.S.

Graduate Student
Dunman Lab

Identification of antimicrobials with activity in non-laboratory media.

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Adam Cornwell, M.S.
Adam Cornwell M.S.

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

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Andrew Cox, Ph.D.
Andrew Cox Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dewhurst Lab

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Megan Dunagan, M.S.
Megan Dunagan M.S.

Graduate Student
Takimoto Lab

Mechanism of host shutoff induced by influenza virus

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Lacey Favazzo, M.S.
Lacey Favazzo M.S.

Graduate Student
Gill Lab

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Ninoshka Fernandes,
Ninoshka Fernandes

Graduate Student
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Mechanosensing by CD4+ T cells during Inflammation.

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Zanah Francis, M.S.
Zanah Francis M.S.

Graduate Student
Pavelka Lab

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Tom Hilimire, Ph.D.
Tom Hilimire Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Emily Ivey,
Emily Ivey

Graduate Student
Ward Lab

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Letitia Jones,
Letitia Jones

Graduate Student
Maggirwar Lab

Modeling Platelet-Mediated Dysfunction of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

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Marina Koroleva, M.S.
Marina Koroleva M.S.

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

The effect of vaccine protein composition on the immune B cell response

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Christopher Kovacs, M.S.
Christopher Kovacs M.S.

Graduate Student
Quivey Lab

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Courtney Lavery,
Courtney Lavery

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Identification of APCs in the lungs that can interact with CD4 T cells after infection with Influenza A

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Elizabeth Lindsay, M.S.
Elizabeth Lindsay M.S.

Graduate Student
Quivey Lab

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Americo  Lopez-Yglesias, Ph.D.
Americo  Lopez-Yglesias Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

How the transcription factor T-bet coordinates both innate and adaptive immune cells in order to mount a protective type I immune response against the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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Michael Lutz,
Michael Lutz

Graduate Student
Takimoto Lab

Host adaptation of influenza virus

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Andrew Martin,
Andrew Martin

Graduate Student
Yarovinsky Lab

The effect of IFN-gamma on monocyte’s ability to eliminate Toxoplasma

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Daniel Martinelli, Ph.D.
Daniel Martinelli Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Pavelka Lab

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James McGuinness, M.S.
James McGuinness M.S.

Graduate Student
Ward Lab

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Connor McGuire,
Connor McGuire

Graduate Student
Robert Lab

Studying the ways in which mixtures of thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals alter the development of the immune system in Xenopus laevis.

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James Miller, M.S.
James Miller M.S.

Graduate Student
Gill Lab

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Stephanie Monticelli, M.S.
Stephanie Monticelli M.S.

Graduate Student
Ward Lab

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Savannah Moritzky,
Savannah Moritzky

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

Exploring the importance of CD4+ T cells during the immune response and memory to influenza vaccine.

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Aditi Murthy, M.S.
Aditi Murthy M.S.

Graduate Student
Lord Lab

Impact of hypoxia on IFNg-dependent immune responses in tumor microenvironment and its implications for radiotherapy.

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Sean Nelson, M.S.
Sean Nelson M.S.

Graduate Student
Sant Lab

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Mark Ninomiya,
Mark Ninomiya

Graduate Student
Ward Lab

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Karli Norville, M.S.
Karli Norville M.S.

Graduate Student
Frelinger Lab

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Raven Osborn,
Raven Osborn

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

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Rohith Palli, M.S.
Rohith Palli M.S.

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Ensemble Boolean Networks for Pathway Analysis of Omic Data

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Mukta Palshikar,
Mukta Palshikar

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

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Jun-Gyu Park, Ph.D.
Jun-Gyu Park Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Jules Park, M.S.
Jules Park M.S.

Graduate Student
Robert Lab

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Gines Perez, Ph.D.
Gines Perez Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Jonathan Pinney, M.S.
Jonathan Pinney M.S.

Graduate Student
Elliott Lab

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.”

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Hen Prizant, Ph.D.
Hen Prizant Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Fowell Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Interaction between pathogen and effector T cells in infected tissue

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Anuj Rattan, Ph.D.
Anuj Rattan Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Sant Lab

The effector CD4 T cell specificities during influenza infection

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Fatima Rivera-Escalera, Ph.D.
Fatima Rivera-Escalera Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Elliott Lab

Investigation of cellular mechanisms and immunologic consequences of efferocytosis and antibody-dependent phagocytosis by tissue-resident macrophages in vitro and in relevant mouse models of disease

“I would like to continue my career in biomedical research either as a principal investigator in academia or as a scientist in industry.”

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Alexandra Safronova, Ph.D.
Alexandra Safronova Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Yarovinsky Lab

Gut microbiota, host defense and immunity: analysis with integrative omics approach

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Dillon Schrock, Ph.D.
Dillon Schrock Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

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Sydney Simpson, M.S.
Sydney Simpson M.S.

Graduate Student
Maggirwar Lab

Small molecule discovery targeting KSHV latency

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Denise Skrombolas, Ph.D.
Denise Skrombolas Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Frelinger Lab

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Andrew Smith, M.S.
Andrew Smith M.S.

Graduate Student
Dewhurst Lab

Role of a polymerase defect in function of the live attenuated influenza A virus

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Sara Snell,
Sara Snell

Graduate Student
Gill Lab

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Sumanun Suwunnakorn , Ph.D.
Sumanun Suwunnakorn  Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maggirwar Lab

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Alissa Trzeciak, M.S.
Alissa Trzeciak M.S.

Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Long-term brain dysfunction driven by acute sepsis-associated encephalopathy

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Kelly Vore,
Kelly Vore

Graduate Student
Gill Lab

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Rachel Warren, M.S.
Rachel Warren M.S.

Graduate Student
Dewhurst Lab
O'Reilly Lab

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Emily Weber, M.S.
Emily Weber M.S.

Graduate Student
Maggirwar Lab

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Chengjin Ye, Ph.D.
Chengjin Ye Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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