Lab Members - Graduate Students

  • Pontus Orning

    Pontus Orning

    Programs: Graduate Student

    Pontus is a visiting PhD Student from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. He received his MSc in Chemistry and Biotechnology from NTNU. He is a lab member since 2012 working on inflammatory caspases and gasdermin D in the immune response to  bacterial infection.

  • Mona Motwani

    Mona Motwani

    Programs: Graduate Student

    Mona joined the lab in 2015. Her research is focussed on autoimmunity examining the role of the STING pathway in lupus and the impact of gain of function mutations in the adapter protein STING in animal models. 

  • Xuqiu Lei

    Xuqiu Lei

    Programs: Graduate Student

    Xuqiu joined the lab in 2017. Her research is focussed on leucine rich repeat proteins in innate immunity. 

  • Ankit Bhatta

    Ankit Bhatta

    Programs: Graduate Student

    Ankit received his B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the John Jay College, City University of New York. He is working on regulation of innate immune signaling by micropeptides and lincRNAs. 

  • Shiuli Agarwal

    Shiuli Agarwal

    Programs: Graduate Student

    Shiuli is a lab member since 2014 working on lincRNAs in nucleic acid sensing pathways.