Jenkins Lab Post Doctoral Fellow Alumni


Post Doctoral Fellows

Drew Catron, Ph.D.

Zong-Yu Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1993-1995
Research Emphasis: Lymphotactin gene structure

Current Position: Gastroenterologist, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Coon Rapids, MN
Contact Info: zchen121@yahoo.com 


 

Massimo Costalonga, D.D.S, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2001-2003
Research Emphasis: Mechanism of action of immune adjuvants.

Current Position:  Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, University of Minnesota, MN
Contact Info: costa002@umn.edu 
 

 

Paul Garside, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1995-1997
Research EmphasisT-B cell collaboration

Current Position: Professor, Chair in Basic Immunology (Immunology), Associate - Life Sciences (School of Life Sciences), University of Glasgow, U.K.
Contact Info: Paul.Garside@glasgow.ac.uk


 

Debra Hautamaa, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1992
Research Emphasis: Cloning CD28-regulated genes

Current Position: Homemaker, Castle Rock, CO

 

 

David Hovinen, M.D., Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1989-1990
Research EmphasisTyrosine phosphorylation in T cells.

Current Position: Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Cambridge Medical Center, Cambridge, MN



 

Elizabeth Ingulli, M.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1995-2000
Research EmphasisImaging T cell/antigen presenting cell interactions: In situ analysis reveals physical interactions between CD11b+ dendritic cells and antigen-specific CD4 T cells after subcutaneous injection of antigen.

Current Position: Pediatric Nephrologist, Rady Childrens Hospital of San Diego, CA
Contact Info: eingulli@ucsd.edu

 

Andrea Itano, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2000-2004
Research Emphasis: Studied CD4+ helper T and B cell activation in vivo by directly tracking antigen-specific cells, antigen, and peptide-MHC complexes using confocal microscopy: Antigen presentation to naive CD4 T cells in the lymph node.Distinct dendritic cell populations sequentially present antigen to CD4 T cells and stimulate different aspects of cell-mediated immunity.

Current Position: Vice President, Head of Tempero Discovery Performance Unit in the Immuno-inflammation Therapy Area, GSK Tempero Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Contact Info: andrea.a.itano@gsk.com 
 

Julia Johnson, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates:
1991-1996
Research EmphasisCostimulatory molecules of antigen presenting cells

Current Position: Homemaker

 

 


 

Alexander Khoruts, M.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1993-2000
Research EmphasisImmune adjuvants

Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterologist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Contact Info: khoru001@umn.edu

 

 

Deepali Malhotra, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2013-2017
Research Emphasis: Identifying the tolerance mechanisms that regulate CD4+ T cell repertoires that recognize classes of self-proteins and how those repertoires are shaped by selection and how memory is formed after infection.

Current Position: Scientist I, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD
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James McLachlan, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2004-2009
Research EmphasisEffector T cell activation in non-lymphoid tissues: Migration and accumulation of effector CD4+ T cells in nonlymphoid tissues.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Contact Info: jmclachl@tulane.edu 
 

 

Stephen McSorley, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1997-2002
Research EmphasisT cell response to Salmonella: Tracking salmonella-specific CD4 T cells in vivo reveals a local mucosal response to a disseminated infection.

Current PositionProfessor, SVM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology Center for Comparative Medicine University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
Contact Info: sjmcsorley@ucdavis.edu 

 

Anna Mondino, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1993-1998
Research Emphasis: Regulation of IL-2 gene expression

Current Position: Head of Research Unit at San Raffaele Scientifc Institute, Milan, Italy
Contact Info: mondino.anna@hsr.it
  

 

James J Moon, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2003-2010
Research EmphasisComposition of preimmune T cell repertoire, The role of naive T cell precursor frequency and recruitment in dictating immune response magnitude.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Contact Info: jjmoon@mgh.harvard.edu  

 

Kathryn Pape, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1999-2001
Research Emphasis: In vivo B cell activation

Current Position: Senior Research Associate, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Contact Info: papex001@umn.edu 



 

Marion Pepper, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2006-2012
Research Emphasis:  T cell memory, Origins of CD4(+) effector and central memory T cells.Opposing signals from the Bcl6 transcription factor and the interleukin-2 receptor generate T helper 1 central and effector memory cells.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact Info: mpepper@uw.edu  

 

Miriam Rajpal, M.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2010-13
Research Emphasis
:  CD4+ T cell response in neonates

Current Position: Neonatologist, Lutheran General Hospital, Park RidgeIL 
Contact Info: miriam.rajpal@advocatehealth.com

 
 

Justin Taylor, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2008-2014
Research Emphasis:  Memory B cells and developed an innovative laboratory technique using metallic additives and magnets to test experimental vaccines to see which B cells bind to them.

Current Position: Assistant Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division,  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Contact Info: jtaylor3@fredhutch.org

 

Noah Tubo, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 2011-14
Research Emphasis
 Developed a novel, highly-sensitive approach that allowed me to investigate the differentiation of single naive CD4+ T cells into different types of effector and memory cells. Showed that the strength of signal that a given CD4+ T cell receives through its unique T cell receptor plays a previously unappreciated role in the commitment of cells to the Th1 and Tfh lineages. Further demonstrated that essentially all naive CD4+ T cells produce memory cells after infection. Collectively, these findings provided a framework for understanding the variability of immune responses between different individuals.

Current Position:  Principal Scientist, Immuno-oncology, KSQ Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
 

Traci Zell, Ph.D.

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Fellowship dates: 1997-2003
Research Emphasis:  In vivo analysis of T cell signal transduction: Flow cytometric analysis of T cell receptor signal transduction.

Current Position: Director of R&D, Tonbo Biosciences, San Diego, CA
Current Info: traci.zell@gmail.com