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Technical Staff

  • Jennifer Antonovitch

    Jennifer Antonovitch

    Academic Role: Lab Manager

    Programs: Technical Staff

    Jennifer graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015 with a BS in Animal Science. She was with the Fitzgerald lab from 2016-2019 and returned in 2023 after working and gaining experience in industry. She is currently the Lab Manager and will be working alongside the postdocs in the lab.

  • Kristen Fuhrmann

    Kristen Fuhrmann

    Academic Role: Administrative Support

    Programs: Technical Staff

    Kristen provides administrative support for Dr. Fitzgerald, handling office management, coordination of schedules and travel, correspondence and maintenance of financial records. 

  • Zhaozhao Jiang, PhD

    Zhaozhao Jiang, PhD

    Academic Role: Manager, Research Operations

    Programs: Technical Staff

    Zhaozhao received her PhD in 2010 from the UMass Chan Medical School. She has been a lab member since 2006. Her work is focused on DNA sensing pathways in innate immunity.

  • Nicholas Mustone

    Nicholas Mustone

    Academic Role: Research Associate

    Programs: Technical Staff

    Nicholas graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2020, with a BS in Biology and a concentration in Physiology as well as an undeclared minor in Chemistry. He is currently training and working closely alongside postdocs in the lab.