Jameson Lab Post Doctoral Fellow Alumni

Post Doctoral Fellows


Henrique Borges da Silva, Ph.D.

Henrique Borges da Silva

Fellowship dates: 2015-20
Research Emphasis
Dr. Borges da Silva made fundamental discoveries that showed a crucial role for the eATP purinergic receptor P2RX7 in the establishment of CD8-positive T cell memory.

Current Position: Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic Dept. of Immunology (AZ)
Contact Info: BorgesdaSilva.Henrique@mayo.edu


Kristina S. Burrack, Ph.D.

K burrack

Fellowship dates: 2014-18
Research Emphasis
:   Investigated the pathogenesis of malaria and identified a therapy that prevents the fatal pathogenesis of cerebral malaria in mice by altering the pathogenic immune response.

Current Position: Investigator, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, Minneapolis MN
Contact Info:kburrack@hhrinstitute.org


Ross Fulton, Ph.D.


Fellowship dates: 2010-14
Research Emphasis
:  Studied the role of T cell homeostasis in generating effective immune responses to pathogens

Current Position: Principal Scientist, Merrimack, Cambridge, MA
Contact Info: rossfulton@gmail.com 


Irlanda Olvera-Gomez, Ph.D.


Fellowship dates: 2008-2011
Research Emphasis
:  Evaluated the role of lymphopenia on memory CD8 T cell generation and function. Acute ablation of Langerhans cells enhances skin immune responses. and Cholera toxin activates nonconventional adjuvant pathways that induce protective CD8 T-cell responses after epicutaneous vaccination.

Current Position: Scientist at the Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia in Mexico City, Mexico
Contact Infoirlanda76@hotmail.com


Sara Hamilton Hart, Ph.D.

Janelle Olson, Ph.D.


Fellowship dates: 2009-13
Research Emphasis
:  Keeping STATs on memory CD8+ T cells., and Effector-like CD8⁺ T cells in the memory population mediate potent protective immunity.

Current Position: Senior Immunogenetic Specialist,  Be The Match operated by National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN
Contact Info: janelleaolson@gmail.com


Kristin Renkema, PhD

K Renkema

Fellowship dates: 2014-18
Research Emphasis
:  Studied the killer cells of the adaptive immune system: CD8 T cells to understand how we can tweak the CD8 T cell response in order to generate the most potent, effective, and long-lasting immune responses against infections and cancer.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Contact Info: renkemak@gvsu.edu

Caridad Rosette, Ph.D.

c. rosette

Fellowship dates: 1996-2000
Research Emphasis
The impact of duration versus extent of TCR occupancy on T cell activation: a revision of the kinetic proofreading model.

Current Position: Director of  Research & Development, Bellatrix Pharmaceuticals, San Diego CA


Kensuke Takada, Ph.D.


Fellowship dates: 2007-2010
Research Emphasis
: Kruppel-like factor 2 is required for trafficking but not quiescence in postactivated T cells., Naive T cell homeostasis: from awareness of space to a sense of place, Self-class I MHC molecules support survival of naive CD8 T cells, but depress their functional sensitivity through regulation of CD8 expression levels.

Current Position: Faculty Scientist, Division of Experimental Immunology, Institute for Genome Research, Takahama Lab, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
Contact Info: takada@genome.tokushima-u.ac.jp