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Lab Members

  • Sage Foley

    Sage Foley

    Graduate Student

    Education: MS Biology, BS Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Interest: Understanding microbiome-driven mechanisms of intestinal homeostasis vs pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Regino Mercado-Lubo

    Regino Mercado-Lubo

    Research Scientist

    Education: Doctor of Medicine - Universidad del Norte (Barranquillla-Colombia); Masters in Clinical Investigation candidate - UMass Chan Medical School 

    Interest: Development of new therapeutic options for multidrug resistant cancer.

  • Katelyn McCann

    Katelyn McCann

    Graduate Student (MD/PhD Program)

    Education: Dickinson College, BS Biology, 2011

    Interest: The role of macrophage metabolic reprogramming in the human innate immune response.

  • Samir Patel

    Samir Patel

    Graduate Student

    Education: UMass Chan Medical School, PhD (2012-2018); Providence College, BS (2006-2010)

    Interest: Understanding the activation mechanism of T3SS effector proteins during Salmonella Typhimurium infection.

  • Mario Meza Segura

    Mario Meza Segura, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education: National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
    BSc Biochemical Engineering
    Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the IPN, Mexico City, Mexico

    MSc Genetics and Molecular Biology
    Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the IPN, Mexico City, Mexico

    PhD Molecular Biomedicine 

    Interest: Understanding the role of Serine Protease Autotransporters of Enterobacteriaceae (SPATES) during Shigella infection of epithelial cells.

  • Samantha (Sammy) Tse

    Samantha (Sammy) Tse

    Graduate Student (MD/PhD Candidate)

    Education: Boston College, BS
    Interest: My scientific interest lies in the intracellular networks of intestinal epithelial cells in both healthy and diseased intestinal states. 

  • Christine Tuohy

    Christine Tuohy

    Research Technician/Lab Manager

    Education: BS in Biology from Emmanuel College
    Interest: Regulation of P-glycoprotein expression in maintenance of homeostasis.

  • Tasia Kellogg

    Tasia Kellogg

    Graduate Student (PhD Candidate)
    Education:  BS in Pathobiology and Animal Science, University of Connecticut 2013-2016

    Interest: Induction of tuft-cell mediated immunity by the gut microbiome to enhance intestinal barrier integrity and pathogen resistance

  • Ethan Loew

    Ethan Loew

    Graduate Student (MD/PhD Program)

    Education: Union College , BS Chemistry, 2013

    Interests:Understanding the role of the human gut-brain-axis in Alzheimer’s Disease