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Current Lab Members - Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Yongzhi Chen, PhD

    Yongzhi Chen, PhD

    Academic Role: Instructor

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Yongzhi received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a lab member since 2015 and is working on the identification and charactization of new and functional host proteins impacting antiviral immune response to RNA virus infection including IAV and SARS-CoV2.

  • Liraz Galia, PhD

    Liraz Galia, PhD

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Liraz joined the lab in September 2017 after completing her PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. She is the recipient of an EMBO and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Post-Doctoral Fellowships and is working on the role of lncRNAs and nucleic acid sensing pathways in intestinal inflammation.

  • Natalia Ketelut-Carneiro, PhD

    Natalia Ketelut-Carneiro, PhD

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Natalia received her Ph.D. from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, working on innate immunity and infectious diseases with João Santana da Silva. She joined the lab in May 2018 to work on inflammasome regulation. She has been a Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow since 2020.

  • Romana Rashid, PhD

    Romana Rashid, PhD

    Programs: Post Doctoral Fellow

    Romana received her PhD in 2020 from University of Kashmir, India. She joined the lab in 2021 to work on elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanism of innate immune activation in Malaria. She is a joint postdoc in the Fitzgerald and Golenbock labs.