I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, PA and joined the Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology PhD program at the University of Cincinnati in 2020. I became a member of the Pasare lab in the Immunology program at Cincinnati Children’s in 2021. My graduate work focuses on the role of Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNFa) in regulating the synthesis of Pro-IL1b in Bone Marrow Derived Dendritic Cells in a time-dependent manner. In a separate project, I am interested in the adaptor protein called BCAP and its role in macrophage activation and differentiation.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and joined the Immunology graduate program at Cincinnati Children’s in 2018. My graduate work focuses on how IL-1b mediates the cross-talk between the innate and adaptive immune system during autoimmune inflammation. In a separate project, I am interested in identifying the molecular mechanisms by which VPS33b (vacuolar protein sorting-associated protein 33b) regulates pattern recognition receptor signaling and mediates downstream production of type 1 IFNs.
Senior Research Assistant / Lab Manager Pasare Lab
I have been working here at Cincinnati Children's for almost six years but I am new addition to the Pasare lab. I received my BS from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 2002 and then went on to receive my MA from the University of Virginia in 2003. I have been a lab manager for the past 13 years both at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA and here at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Allergy & Immunology. I have a background in innate and adaptive immunity and look forward to working with the Pasare Lab. My husband is an assistant professor in the Center of AutoImmune and Genomic Etiology. We have four children that keep us extremely busy outside of work.
Research Assistant III
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