Graduates

Please find a list of recent IGG alumni and their current positions below. 

Name Year Graduated Advisor Thesis Current Position
Diego Espinoza 2024 Amit Bar-Or “Cross-compartment immunology
of pediatric neuroinflammatory
disease”
Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania (MSTP)
Naomi Goldman

2024

Golnaz Vahedi “Building order from disorder: An unstructured domain of TCF-1
preserves T cell lineage fidelity"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Jamal Green

2024

Michael Silverman “Early-life exposures to specific
commensal microbes train the immune
system and prevent type 1 diabetes”
Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania (MSTP)
Jordan Harris 2024 Elizabeth Grice and Taku Kambayashi "Host-Microbe Inheritance: How commensals
and immunity influence cutaneous
phenotypes transgenerationally”
Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania (MSTP)
Andrew Hart 2024 Teffi Laufer “Lupus is characterized by altered
CD4+ T cell chromatin accessibility”
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Neha Nataraj 2024 Sunny Shin and Igor Brodsky “Regulation of human cell death
responses to Yersinia infection”
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Trini Ochoa 2024 David Allman “Cellular targets and modes of
action for proteasome inhibitors in
the B-cell lineage”
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Jorge Ortiz-Carpena 2024 Herbert De'Broski “Sensory neurons initiate Tuft
cell-dependent sinonasal allergic
inflammation via substance P”
 
Lucien Turner 2024 Will Bailis “Single-cell NAD(H) levels predict clonal
lymphocyte expansion dynamics"
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Ashley Vanderbeck 2024 Ivan Maillard “Notch in the niche: How stromal
notch ligands regulate T cell
development and differentiation
in secondary lymphoid tissue”
Veterinary Student (VMD), University of Pennsylvania
Andrea Wong 2024 Maayan Levy Thaiss “Metabolomic alterations
during acute and post-acute
viral infections”
Postdoctoral Fellow, Merck
Davia Blake 2023 Kristen Lynch "The Role of Alternative Splicing and Alternative Polyadenylation in Regulating Activated T cell Biology" Senior Scientist, AbbVie
Rina Kim 2023 Bob Vonderheide "Ferroptosis of tumor neutrophils causes immune suppression in cancer" Life Science Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting
Megan Frederick 2022 Kenneth Zaret "Overcoming The Chromatin Barrier: A Hematopoietic Pioneer Transcription Factor Paves the Way For Site-Specific ATP-Dependent Nucleosome Remodeling" Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Maddux

2022 Michael A. Silverman "Akkermansia muciniphila modulates early life immune development" Postdoctoral Researcher, Amgen
Joseph Perry 2022 Christopher Hunter

"Immune checkpoint mediated oversight of regulatory T cells at homeostasis and during infection"

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Lindsey Rice 2022 Christopher Hunter "Coping with latent infection in the central nervous system" Scientist, Phenomic
Stacy Thomas 2022 Gregory Beatty "Liver macrophages in pancreatic cancer metastasis" Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania (MSTP)
Jennifer Wu 2022 E. John Wherry "In vitro modeling of CD8 T cell exhaustion uncovers novel transcriptional regulator Bhlhe40" Senior Scientist, Regeneron
Scarlett Yang 2022 Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko "Chasing a beta life: Role of the ubiquitin ligase FBXW7β isoform in B-lymphopoiesis and leukemia" Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate, Gilead Sciences
Claudia Arevalo 2022 Scott Hensley "Of Mice, Ferrets and Men: From original antigenic sin to a new universal influenza virus vaccine candidate." Senior Scientist - Vaccine Research and Development, Pfizer
Megha Basavappa 2022 Jorge Henao-Mejia, Sara Cherry "The Role of Long Noncoding RNAs in Innate Antiviral Immunity" Scientist, Moderna
Laura Chopp 2022 Remy Bosselut "Integration of Single Cell Transcriptomics and Epigenomics to Identify New Regulators of T Cell Development and Function" Medical Student, University of Michigan
Patrick Lundgren 2022 Christoph Thaiss "A Subpopulation of Lipogenic Brown Adipocytes Drives Thermogenic Memory" Associate, Flagship Pioneering
Joseph Clark 2021 Christopher Hunter "Understanding the Role of IL-1 Family Cytokines IL-18 and IL-33 in Protective and Pathological Responses to Toxoplasma Gondii"  
Bonnie Douglas 2021 De'Broski Herbert "Antigen Specific CD4+ T Cell Responses Against a Gastrointestinal Nematode"

Scientific Affairs Manager, Prime Education LLC

Emma Lewis 2021 Michal Elovitz, Paige Porrett "Immune Modulation at the Maternal-Fetal Interface Regulates Perinatal Outcomes" Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, University of Pennsylvania
Ruth-Anne Langan Pai 2021 David Fajgenbaum, Taku Kambayashi "Identifying and Targeting Mechanisms of Immune Cell Activation in iMCD-TAFRO" Science Consultant, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Sophia Reeder 2021 David Weiner "Vaccine Mediated Immunity to Malaria" Lecturer, University of Washington
Tanner Robertson 2021 Janis Burkhardt "Lymphocyte Egress Signal Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Promotes ERM-Guided, BLEB-Based Migration" Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin Madison
Glendon Wu 2021 Craig Bassing "Vb Recombination Signal Sequences Mediate Monoallelic and Monogenic TCRb Gene Assembly: Implications for the TCRb Repertoire and Allelic Exclusion in Health and Disease" Scientist, Moderna
Thomas Burn 2020  Edward Behrens "Regulation of Selection and Central Tolerance by the N-Terminal Region of RAG1" Research Officer, Doherty Institute
Ruth Choa 2020 Taku Kambayashi "Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin Induces Adipose Loss through Sebum Hypersecretion" Internal Medicine Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
Samirkumar Devalaraja 2020 Malay Haldar, George Cotsarelis "Tumor-Derived Retinoic Acid Regulates Intratumoral Monocyte Differentiation to Promote Immune Suppression" Analyst, Avoro Capital Advisors
Austin Huffman 2020 Bob Vonderheide "Immune Dysregulation in Pancreatic Cancer" Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group
John Johnson 2020 Michael Cancro "Transcriptional Landscapes in Lymphocyte Development and Differentiation: TCF-1 Enforces Epigenetic Identity in Developing T cells and T-BET Resolves Functionally Distinct Memory B Cells" Computational Biologist I, Dispatch Biotherapeutics
Lexus Johnson 2020 Andy Minn, Carl June "Cellular Localization of Inflammatory Signaling as a Determinant of Tumor-Immune Biology" Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Lin 2020 Bob Vonderheide "Type 1 Conventional Dendritic Cells are Systemically Dysregulated Early in Pancreatic Carcinogenesis' Internal Medicine Resident, Tufts Medical Center
Jacob Paiano 2020 Andre Nussenzweig "Genome Integrity and Cell Division: Next-Generation Answers to Enduring Questions" Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Rebecca Rosenthal 2020 Michael Cancro "T-BET Expressing B Cells With Distinct Residency and Functional Characteristics Give Rise to Plasma Cells" Veterinarian, The Pet Mechanic
Sushila Toulmin 2020 Laurence Eisenlohr "The Regulation and Function of Major Histocompatibility Complex II on Lung Type II Alveolar Cells" Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania (MSTP)
Michael Werner 2020 Gerd Blobel "Structure-Function Analysis of BET Proteins in Transcription"

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Resident,  Hofstra/Northwell

Kelly Zullo 2020 De'Broski Herbert "Leucine Rich Repeat IG-Domain Containing NOGO Interacting Protein 3 (LINGO3) is a Novel Regulator of Mucosal Homeostasis" Engagement Manager, Trinity Life Sciences
Katherine Forsyth 2019 Laurence Eisenlohr "Contribution of Non-Classical Antigen Presentation to CD4+ T Cells During Orthopoxvirus Infection" Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Omar Khan 2019 E. John Wherry "The HMG Transcription Factor TOX Induces a Transcriptional and Epigenetic Program of CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion in Chronic Infection and Cancer" Director - Cell Therapy, Orange Grove Bio
Jae Won Lee 2019 E. John Wherry, Gregory Beatty "Hepatocytes direct the formation of a pro-metastatic niche in the liver"

Resident - Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michael Leney-Greene 2019 Helen Su, Michael Lenardo "A Mendelian Disease of Autoimmunity Reveals GIMAP5 as a Novel Member of the Ragulator Complex" Investigator, AI Proteins
Walter Mowel 2019 Jorge Henao-Mejia "Epigenetic Control of Innate Lymphoid Cell Homeostasis and Development" Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunobiology, Yale University
Brenal Singh 2019 Taku Kambayashi "The Immunomodulatory Functions of Diacylglycerol Kinase Zeta on Type 2 Immune Responses" Senior Scientist II, AbbVie
Ryan Staupe 2019  E. John Wherry "Regulation of Effective B Cell Responses to Chronic Infection" Senior Scientist, Merck
Tori Yamamoto 2019 Nicholas Restifo "Engineering CD8+ T Cells to Overcome Death Signaling Within The Tumor Microenvironment" Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco