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.
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
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!
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.
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
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