Heather Linn Thompson

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Heather Thompson trained with Dr. Jennifer Manilay for her PhD at the University of California, Merced, in Quantitative and Systems Biology with emphasis in stem cell biology and immunology. Heather joined the Nikolich lab in 2014 for her post-doctoral training.  Current projects include thymic rejuvenation, peripheral T cell maintenance and homeostasis, and the contribution of lymph node stromal cell populations to T cell immune-senescence with age. Outside the lab, Heather enjoys hiking, climbing, and macro-photography.