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Current PhD Students

Current UW Immunology PhD students form a close-knit community who actively interact and socialize together.  As a group, current UW Immunology PhD students gather socially at the department retreat and recruitment events.  They are supportive of each others’ work as evidenced by their regular strong attendance at weekly student research presentations and dissertation defenses.  It is common to find group of students gathered throughout the department having lunch time or coffee break discussions amongst each other.  This community environment is one of the most valued attributes to our graduate program.


Aderem Lab
Rudy Nazitto,
Greg Olson (MCB/MSTP),

Campbell Lab
Jenna Sullivan,
Erika Hayes (MCB),
Kristen Mittelsteadt (MCB),

Clark Lab
Justin Ulrich-Lewis (Microbiology),

Crispe Lab
Radika Soysa (Pathobiology),  

Gale Lab
Lauren Aarreberg,
Rebecca Olson,
Andrey Shuvarikov (MCB),
Kathryn Wuertz (Pathobiology),

Gerner Lab
Joey Leal,

Goverman Lab
Katie Wagner,

Hamerman Lab
Talyn Chu,

Lacy-Hulbert Lab
Alina Lorant,

Oberst Lab
Annelise Snyder,
Michelle Brault (MCB),
Susana Orozco (MCB), 

Pepper Lab
Nicole Arroyo,
Mikel Ruterbusch,

Ram Lab
Rochelle Joslyn,
Frank Soveg,
Stephanie Varela (MSTP),

Rawlings Lab
Genita Metzler,
Michelle Dutra,
Kerri Thomas,

Scharenberg Lab
Alexandra Grier (MSTP),

Stetson Lab
Ty Crowl,
Katie Burleigh,
Megan Maurano (MCB/MSTP),

Urdahl Lab
Jared Delahaye,

Rotating 1st Year Graduate Students
Fahd Al Qureshah,
Nick Hubbard,
Gerald Kellar,
Joanna Maltbaek,
Jack McGinty,
Marija Nadjsombati,

Graduate Program Student Demographics

Current demographics of graduate students in Immunology:

  • By Gender:  65% Female, 35% Male
  • By Age – Entering students in 2016-17 are 23-28; 100% age 28 or below.
  • By Education – Students have a BS or BA primarily in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology.  Some students enrolling in the graduate program have already completed a Master’s degree. 

Examples of Student Publications

  1. Lau L, Gray EE, Brunette RL, Stetson DB.  2015.  DNA tumor virus oncogenes antagonize the cGAS_STING DNA sensing pathwayScience; pii: aab3291.  PMID: 26405230.
  2. Kolhatkar NS, Brahmandam A, Thouvenel CD, Becker-Herman S, Jacobs HM, Schwartz MA, Allenspach EJ, Khim S, Panigrahi AK, Luning Prak ET, Thrasher AJ, Notarangelo LD, Candotti F, Torgerson TR, Sanz I, Rawlings DJ.  2015.  Altered BCR and TLR signals promote enhanced positive selection of autoreactive transitional B cells in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.  J Exp Med; 212(10):1663-77.  PMCID: PMC4577851.
  3. McFarland AP, Horner SM, Jarret A, Joslyn RC, Bindewald E, Shapior BA, Delker DA.  2014.  The favorable IFNL3 genotype escapes mRNA decay mediated by AU-rich elements and hepatitis C virus-induced microRNAs.  Nature Immunol. 15(1):72-79.  PMID:PMC24241692.
  4. Smigiel KS, Richards E, Srivastava S, Thomas KR, Dudda JC, Klonowski KD, Campbell DJ.  2014.  CCR7 provides localized access to IL-2 and defines homeostatically distinct regulatory T cell subsets.  J Exp Med.  211:121-36.  PMCID:PMC24378538.