Current Graduate Students

  Ph.D. Graduate Students
Carolina Chiale Ferreira 2015 - Present  
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Prior Institutions: M.S., University of the Republic
Montevideo, Uruguay
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Friedrich
Angelica Costello 2014 - Present  
Hometown: Ravena, NY
Prior Institutions: Russell Sage College
Projects: "TBD"
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Friedrich
Kristen Holland 2013 - Present  
Hometown: Union, NJ
Prior Institutions: B.S., Biology; Ramapo College, New Jersey
Projects: "TBD"
Mentor: Karsten R. O. Hazlett, Ph.D.
Nicole Johnson 2011 - Present  
Hometown: Little Meadows, PA
Prior Institutions: BS, Biology, Ithaca College
Projects: Use of Fc Receptor Targeting in a DNA Prime-Fusion Protein Boost Strategy for Vaccination Against Mucosal Pathogens 
Mentor: Edmund J. Gosselin, Ph.D.
Samira Mansouri 2012 - Present  
Hometown: Albany, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Siena College
Projects: A Novel Ubiquitin Ligase With a Role in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Severity Through Th17 Cells
Mentor: Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
Andrea Marias Furuya 2010 - Present  
Hometown: Queens, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Hunter College
Projects: The Impact of the Interplay of HIV1 Vpr with Host Proteins on Viral Functions
Mentor: Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
Amanda McCabe 2010 - Present  
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Prior Institutions: B.S., State University of NY at Albany, NY
Projects: The Role of Bone Marrow Resident Macrophages in the Regulation of Hematopoiesis During Homeostasis and Bacterial Infection
Mentor: Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D.
Abhinit Nagar 2011 - Present  
Hometown: Howrah, India
Prior Institutions:

M.S., Microbiology, Banaras Hindu University

B.S., Microbiology, University of Calcutta
Projects: "TBD"
Mentor: Jonathan A. Harton, Ph.D.
Seemaben Patel 2014 - Present  
Hometown: Anand, India
Prior Institutions: University of New Haven
Projects: "TBA"
Mentor: Dr. Thomas D. Friedrich
Jesse Rabinowitz 2014 - Present  
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Prior Institutions: Brooklyn College
Projects: "TBD"
Mentor: Dr. Thomas D. Friedrich
Alicia Soucy 2012 - Present  
Hometown: Bristol, Connecticut
Prior Institutions: B.S., Siena College
Projects: Defining a Role for Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine During F. tularensis infection
Mentor: Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
Don Steiner 2010 - Present  
Hometown: Elmhurst, Illinois
Prior Institutions: B.S., Elmhurst College
Projects: The Role of Innate Immunity in Francisella tularensis Infection
Mentor: Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
Travis Walrath 2012 - Present  
Hometown: Cooperstown, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Clarkson University
Projects: TBD
Mentor: William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
Tiffany Zarrella 2012 - Present  
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Prior Institutions: B.S., Syracuse University
Projects: Coordinated Regulation of the Pneumococcal TrK-family Proteins by Cyclic di-AMP
Mentor: Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.

  M.S. Graduate Students
Vincent Gabrielle 2012 - Present  
Hometown: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Prior Institutions: B.A., College of St. Rose
Projects: Investigating the Role of Human STING Variants on STING Function
Mentor: Lei Jin, Ph.D.