Current Members

Research Assistant Professor  jmanuzak@med.miami.edu

Research Assistant Professor jmanuzak@med.miami.edu

Jennifer Manuzak, Ph.D

Education: PhD - Immunology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

BA - Biology, Occidental College

Research Interests: Understanding the mechanisms of mucosal and systemic immune function in the context of HIV infection and examining methods by which these factors can be manipulated to the benefit of the host. Specific interests include understanding the effects of elicit substance use on HIV immunopathology and determining the impact of co-infections, such as malaria, on HIV transmission, pathogenesis and prevention strategies.

Interests Outside the Lab: Adult beverages of all kinds, traveling to far off lands, paddle boarding, camping, reading, arts and crafts, hula dancing.


Research Support Manager   jtk89@miami.edu

Research Support Manager

jtk89@miami.edu

Jillian King

Education: BS - Pathobiology, University of Connecticut

Research Interests: Determining the biological mechanisms of recurrent vaginal microbiome dysbiosis, a contributor to HIV acquisition in women. Exploring and understanding the drug:bacteria interactions, and the potentiality of drug metabolism while working to improve drug effectiveness. 

Interests Outside the Lab: Snowboarding, hiking with my dogs, beach, Disney, and beer  


Postdoctoral Research Associate   aleda@miami.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

aleda@miami.edu

Ana Leda, Ph.D

Education: PhD - Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Sao Paulo

MSc - Pathology, State University of Sao Paulo

BSc - Biomedical Sciences, State University of Sao Paulo               

Interests Outside the Lab: Beach, biking, beer and books!


Ph.D student, Biopathology   atgustin@uw.edu

Ph.D student, Biopathology

atgustin@uw.edu

Andrew Gustin

Education: BS - Microbiology, Middle Tennessee State University

AS - Paramedicine, Volunteer State Community College

BA - English/Rhetoric, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagin

Research Interests: Using molecular biology and metagenomics to examine breakdowns in commensal microbial communities at mucosal surfaces that impair host immune defenses.

Interest Outside the Lab: Hanging out with my pups and everything outdoors Seattle has to offer.


Research Scientist   cbroedlow@miami.edu

Research Scientist

cbroedlow@miami.edu

Courtney Broedlow

Education: BS - Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University

BS - Psychology, San Francisco State University

Research Interests: Understanding the relationship between microbial communities and their host through molecular and metagenomic techniques.

Interests Outside the Lab: Reading, baseball, anything outdoors, traveling, and FOOD


Research Support Specialist   mxb2026@miami.edu

Research Support Specialist

mxb2026@miami.edu

Madison Barberio

Education: BS - Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University

Research Interests: Continuing to implement our progressive laboratory/work culture within the incredible Klatt Team. Working on understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of HIV disease, while learning the impact of the microbiome factors on mucosal immunology. Researching microbiome dysbiosis and HIV prevention.

Interests outside of Lab: Road cycling, SoulCycle, cars, and coffee