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Maria Bettini obtained her graduate degree from Emory University in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis in 2006. She then trained as a postdoc with Brian Evavold at Emory University and Dario Vignali at St Jude Children's Research Hospital with focus on T cell mediated autoimmunity.
Matt Bettini obtained his graduate degree from Emory University in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis in 2008. He then trained as a postdoc with Dario Vignali at St Jude Children's Research Hospital with focus on understanding TCR activation and regulatory T cell stability in autoimmune disease.
MD/PhD student (GS1)
Hayley is interested in how early microbial colonization influences thymic T-cell development and autoimmune disease onset in the context of T1DM.
Gina is interested the role of dendritic cells in thymocyte development.
Yi Jing is investigating Treg derived TCRs, TCR signaling in Tregs, and neo-antigen epitopes targeted in type 1 diabetes.
Shubhabrata is interested in optimizing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) signaling for optimal cancer immunotherapy.
Arielle is interested in Treg-mediated tissue repair mechanisms in autoimmunity, Treg adoptive immunotherapy, and two-photon microscopy.
Stephanie is investigating CX3CR1 expressing antigen presenting cells in thymic selection.
Nouf is interested in biophysical parameters of TCR/pMHC interactions and epigenetic regulation of autoimmune T cell differentiation.
Hilda is interested in cancer immunotherapy, CAR signaling, and humanized models of cancer.
Emily received her BS in Biology from the University of Utah. She is managing laboratory activities and applying her background in genetics to support research projects in the lab.
Tessa is a masters student in the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. She is interested in Treg/APC interactions in context of TCR affinity and the downstream effects on autoimmune T cell suppression.