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We are a human immunology laboratory that studies the use of peripheral blood as a periscope into lymph node events and immune health.

Our primary area of research uses high dimensional approaches to study T follicular helper cells in the settings of vaccine response, immune reconstitution, and HIV reservoir.
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Our team is accepting rotation students and post-doctoral applications!

We are located in Colket Translational Research Building

Our lab inhabits one and a half bays, conveniently located next to a Cytek Aurora. We have one BSL-2 tissue culture room with two biosafety cabinets. Cold storage is localized right outside the lab including a state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen container.

Half Bay

Full Bay


Equipment corridor

Liquid nitrogen storage

The "Fishbowl"