The formation of T cell memory is a hallmark of adaptive immunity and essential for protection against reinfection. My research is focused on elucidating the factors that regulate CD4+ memory T cell homeostasis. Our hope is that a better understanding of the factors regulating the proliferation and maintenance of the CD4+ memory T cell pool could lead to improved vaccines and uncover potential targets for therapeutic intervention in a variety of autoimmune diseases.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI
Department of Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology
University of Wisconsin-Superior; Superior, WI
Departments of Chemistry and Biology
I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. In particular, I like to hike, ski, fish, water-ski, play hockey, softball, guitar, and build snowmen