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Originally from: North Carolina, USA 
Previous institutions: University of Toronto 
Research interests: Bacteriology, Immunology, Pathogenesis & Infection

“I am interested in exploring how host immune systems and infectious agents affect one another and how these interactions impact disease outcomes. Some questions that interest me include how immune responses to pathogens can increase symptoms or change disease outcomes, how pathogens can take advantage of altered/compromised immunity, and how the combined variability of pathogen populations and human immunity can cause variable disease states. In particular, I am interested in bacteria in the respiratory and/or gastrointestinal systems.”