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Research Assistant Professor

Patrice N. Mimche, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Palmer Netongo (2020)

Topic: Investigation of red blood cell age on immunogenicity of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells.

Adesola Olatunde (2021)

Topic: The role of ephrin B ligand on adaptive immunity to Plasmodium infection.

Clinical Fellows

Francisca Abanyie (2013)

Topic: Effects of co-infection with Ascaris on malarial pathogenesis. 

PhD Students

Thayer Darling (2020)

Thesis: Unraveling the mechanisms by which CD8+ T cells and platelets contribute to cerebral malaria immunopathology.

Michael Schenk (joint with Jonathan Gibbins) (2008-2012)

Thesis: The role of platelets in malaria pathogenesis.
Now working at Miltenyi Biotech.

Caline Matar (joint with Sam Speck) (2009-2015)

Thesis: Suppression of anti-malarial immune responses by gammaherpesvirus co-infection.
Now a postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Insitute with Ramnik Xavier

Lauren Hudson (joint with Anita Corbett) (2012-2016)

Thesis: The development of Saccharomyces boulardii as a vaccine expression and delivery system.
Now completing medical training at Emory University School of Medicine.

Visiting Researchers

Alessia Taccogna (2016)

Topic: Generation of anti-Trichinella responses by the expression and delivery of recombinant Trichinella antigen using the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii.
Currently finishing her doctoral research in David Guiliano’s lab, University of East London.

Masters Students

Franklin Maloba (2021)

Topic: Mechanisms of thrombocytopenia in rodent malaria models.

Undergraduates

Suganthinie Sivalokonathan (2008, 2011)

Topic: imaging of PI3 kinase signaling in macrophages and dendritic cells responding to Plasmodium parasites. Went on to complete medical training at Imperial College London. Now working in the National Health Service, UK.

Marie Greyer (2009)

Role of PI3 kinase signaling in cytokine responses by macrophages responding to Plasmodium parasites. Completed a Masters in Immunology at Oxford University and a PhD with Sammi Bedoui at the Doherty Institute/ University of Melbourne. Now postdocing in Melbourne. 

Claire Hannell (2009)

Role of Erk MAP kinase signaling in cytokine responses by macrophages responding to Plasmodium parasites.

Chris Piper (2009)

Role of JNK MAP kinase signaling in cytokine responses by macrophages responding to Plasmodium parasites. Now a graduate student at University College London.

Shirley Keeton (2010)

Role of dendritic cell expressed EphB2 in T cell responses. Subsequently completed a PhD in the lab of Phil Dash at the University of Reading before undertaking post-doctoral research.

David Fenne (2010)

Transcriptional analysis of EphB receptors in different organs during malaria infection. Completed postgraduate medical training and now practicing medicine.

Sydney Archer (2011-2014)

Topic: characterization of the cytokine pathways controlled by the PI3 kinase signaling pathway in dendritic cells responding to Plasmodium parasites. Now finishing medical training at Emory School of Medicine.

Courtney McDermott (2013-2014)

Topic: Dissection of the acid resistance of the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii. Subsequently worked as the lab manager in the Lamb lab before completing her Masters in Public Health at the University College Dublin, Ireland.

Christian Bray (2013-2014)

Topic: Transcriptional analysis of Eph receptors during Plasmodium infection in mice. Subsequently worked as a Research technician in the Lamb lab before joining the American Airforce, MD track.

Janessa Aneke (2014-2015)

Topic: The role of EphA2 in experimental cerebral malaria. Now a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. 

Shelby Fruge (2014-2016)

Topic: The role of EphA2 in generating antibody responses to non-lethal Plasmodium parasites. Now completing her senior year at Emory University.

Moon Young Lee (2014-2016, co-mentor, Primary Mentor: Anita Corbett

Topic: Generation and characterization of auxotrophic mutants of the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii using CRISPR technology. Now just completed his senior year at Emory University. 

Jessie Barra (2014-2016)

Topic: Role of macrophages in clonal competition between two clones of Plasmodium chabaudi. Now a graduate student curing Diabetes in the laboratory of Hubert Tse at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.

Alexandra Caldwell (2016)

Topic: Determining the influence of malaria on pulmonary Streptococcus infection. Currently a Junior at Emory University.

Georgia Veverka (2018)

Topic: IL-10 regulation of Ephrin B1/B2 expression of Tfh cells and 2. Alteration of reticulocyte density in parasite growth.

Patrick Tatro (2018)

Topic: The role of microRNAs in breakdown of the blood brain barrier in cerebral malaria.

Ilham Batar (2018)

Topics: Assessment of astrocyte arborization in the brain of Plasmodium-infected mice.

Byartushig Togbattar (2019)

Topic: Role of B cell expressed ephrin B ligands on the production of anti-malarial antibodies.

Kennedy Chastang (2021)

Topic: Analysis of cytokines secreted by cultured astrocytes when exposed to Plasmodium-infected red blood cells.

Rotation Students

Daniel Cox (2012)

Thesis topic: Endothelial cell responses to Plasmodium-infected red blood cells

Lalita Priyamvada (2013)

Measurement of anti-Plasmodium antibody responses during MHV68 co-infection. Graduated in 2017 from Jens Wrammert’s lab after undertaking highly successful doctoral research in B cell responses during Denge and Zika infection.

Kendra Quicke (2013)

Measurement of Eph receptor upregulation during malaria-associated liver fibrosis. Now completing doctoral research in the laboratory of Mehul Suthar at Emory University.

Krystal Osby (2017)

Topic: Investigation of red blood cell age on immunogenicity of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells.

Mike Faust (2018) 

Dane Larsen (2018)

Linda Sircy (2019)

Topic: Role of platelets in malaria-associated respiratory distress syndrome using the P. berghei NK65 Edinburgh strain.