Mike Kuhns did his PhD training with James Allison at UC Berkeley studying the role that CTLA-4 plays in regulating CD4 T cell responses. He then went on to Stanford University for his postdoctoral studies with Mark Davis, studying the architecture and function of the TCR-CD3 complex, and joined the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona in 2010. When in search of a mental diversion, he enjoys mountain biking and hiking in the local desert and sky islands.
Heather graduated from Westmont College in 2006 and joined the UA graduate program in 2011. For her thesis work, she aims to understand the molecular basis of MHC restriction as well as the role of the CD4 coreceptor in TCR signaling. Outside the lab, Heather likes to walk in the desert with her dog.