My current research focuses in determining the underlying causes of T cell dysfunction in older individuals - utilizing high dimensional dataset analysis in combination with the development of new model systems to expand mechanistic studies in humans. In particular, I am interested in (1) the interplay between the tissue microenvironment and T cell homeostasis during the aging process and (2) the role of post-transcriptional regulation in modulating T cell function during infection, vaccination and with age.
Instructor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Honors & Awards
Mentored Research Scientist Developmental Award (K01), NIH/NIA (2020-2025)
Irene Diamond/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging, American Federation for Aging Research (2018-2020)
Ph.D., University of Colorado - AMC, Immunology (2014)
B.S., University of Washington, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (2007)