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Two Truths and a Lie

Date Posted: Monday, January 23, 2023

Our MetNet Immunometabolism Symposium speakers were asked to provide two truths and a lie about themselves. Can you identify the lies? If so, email your guesses to by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25th. The person with the most correct answers will win a UMass MetNet T-shirt! The winner and the correct answers will be announced at the symposium on the 26th.

Lydia Lynch, PhD

Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Before I was a scientist, I was a soccer player
  • I once flew a plane
  • I got a tattoo when I was 14

Stefania Gallucci, MD

Professor of Medicine, UMass Chan Program in Innate Immunity

  • I look forward to interacting with a self-aware A. I.
  • My childhood dream was to be the scientific officer on the Starship Enterprise
  • I like to start my day with a pilates class

Accalia Fu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Diabetes Center of Excellence

  • I went to the same school as Alanis Morrisette
  • I made the front page of the Newspaper as a child
  • I love country music

Fiachra Humphries, PhD

Assistant Professor, UMass Chan Program in Innate Immunity

  • I am a huge Manchester United fan
  • I am a marathon runner
  • I have run over 10,000 western blots

Filiz Korkmaz, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, UMass Chan Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

  • I have enjoyed a camel ride around the Egyptian pyramids
  • I ate a paella on a nice summer night in Barcelona
  • I danced a tango in a small town in Argentina

Natalia Romero, PhD

Agilent Technologies

  • I won an Agilent cooking contest for best Chili
  • I had a pet turtle that choked to death
  • I have played violin since I was 5 years old

Kate Fitzgerald, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research and Chief for the Division of Innate Immunity, Director of the Program in Innate Immunity at UMass Chan Medical School

  • My first morning after moving to the United States was 9/11/2001
  • I was a national Irish dancing champion when I was 11
  • The first thing I do every day is Wordle

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