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Current Lab Members - Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Yongzhi Chen Ph.D.

    Yongzhi Chen Ph.D.

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Youngzhi received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a lab member since 2015 and is working on a novel regulator of cytokine gene transcription. 

  • Liraz Galia, Ph.D.

    Liraz Galia, Ph.D.

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Liraz joined the lab in September 2017. She did her Ph.D. at the Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel working on innate immunity. She is the recipient of an EMBO Post-Doctoral Fellowship and is working on the role of lncRNAs in intestinal inflammation. 

  • Fiachra Humphries, Ph.D.

    Fiachra Humphries, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Instructor

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Fiachra received his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth working on innate immunity with Paul Moynagh. He joined the Fitzgerald lab in January 2018 to work on inflmamasomes and nucleic acid sensing pathways.

  • Zhaozhao Jiang, Ph.D.

    Zhaozhao Jiang, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Research Specialist

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Zhaozhao received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a lab member since 2006. Her work is focused on DNA sensing pathways in innate immunity. 

  • Natalia Ketalut-Carneiro, Ph.D.

    Natalia Ketalut-Carneiro, Ph.D.

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Natalia received her Ph.D. in 2017 from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She joined the lab in May 2018 to work on inflammasome regulation.

  • Tim Vierbuchen, Ph.D.

    Tim Vierbuchen, Ph.D.

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Tim received his Ph.D. in 2018 from Kiel University, Germany, working on microbial recognition pathways in the innate immune system. He joined the lab in 2019 and received a DFG Research Fellowship to investigate the role lncRNAs in regulation of innate immune responses.