Khoruts Lab

The Khoruts Lab

Graduate Students in the lab were working on research that was focused on the basic biology of T cells and autoimmunity, but more recently the lab has redirected their efforts into areas of microbiota therapeutics.

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Graduate Students

Alexa Weingarden, M.D., Ph.D.


Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Alexander Khoruts and Michael Sadowsky
Dissertation Title: "Mechanisms of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Development of Novel Therapies for Clostridium difficile Infection"

Current Position: Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford University
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Colleen Winstead, Ph.D.


Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Alexander Khoruts
Dissertation Title: "Maintenance of Immune Fitness During Reconstitution from T Cell Lymphopenia by CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells"

Current Position: Senior Scientist II, Genocea, Union City, New Jersey, United States
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Research Associates

Tina Loesekann, Ph.D.

tina Loesekann

Research Associate: 2017-19
Laboratory of Dr. Alexander Khoruts

Research Emphasis/Pubications: Human microbiota and its role in health and disease. Research focused on: The ecology of lung and gut microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis patients, the development of novel therapeutics for gut dysbiosis during recurrent Clostridium difficile infections, the role of oral polyP-accumulating bacteria in tooth demineralization (caries) Publications