Graduate students

Julia Alvarez

Ph.D. candidate [5th year]

Graduated from UC Merced. Julia is interested in gene network analysis of B cells and the immune response to parasites. Former President of

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April Apostol

Ph.D. '16-'22, Industry Becton and Dickson

April explored how maternal inflammation and T. gondii infection during pregnancy impacts fetal stem cell development with long term impacts on cellular immune function. April was co-advised by Dr...

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Angel Kongsomboonvech

Ph.D. '15-'20 Postdoc Stanford University

Angel obtianed her Ph.D. in my lab stydying how T. gondii virulence factors manipulate CD8 T cell responses.She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. and received her Master’s degree from Quinnipiac...

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Scott Souza

Ph.D. '16-'21 Research Analysist, Becton and Dickinson

Graduated from California State University Channel Islands, and then obtained a Ph.D. in my lab.  Scott investigated how B cells mediate protective immunity to T. gondii, and determined that B-1 cells...

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