Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu graduated from National Taiwan University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Kentucky, studying B cell signaling. For her post-doctoral training, Jocye Wu joined the lab of Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist at Harvard University, where she investigated the roles of gut microbiota in autoimmune diseases. She is a faculty member of the University of Arizona since 2011.
Maran Sprouse earned her Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, where she studied the role of TCR affinity in regulatory T cell function. She joined the Wu lab in 2018 and investigates the impact of gut commensal bacteria-driven T follicular helper and Th17 cell responses on the pathology of autoimmune arthritis.
Nick Bates graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA in 2017. He joined the Wu lab in 2017 and is working to elucidate the mechanisms by which gut commensal bacteria drive autoimmune lung pathology. In addition to his project, Nick also manages the lab day-to-day logistics and mouse colony.
Weshely obtained his PhD degree from Institute of Microbial Technology, India where he studied the role of CaerulomycinA as an immunosuppressive agent. He is investigating the role of gut microbiota in the development of autoimmune arthritis and how to alleviate the severity of the disease.
Krysta Felix graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University in 2013. She entered the ABBS graduate program of the University of Arizona in 2013 and joined the Wu lab in 2014. Her project focuses on the mechanisms that cause commensal Segmented Filamentous Bacteria to boosts antibody responses.
Nhan Tran is finishing his undergraduate studies at The University of Arizona, triple majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, and Physiology. He is currently studying the role of the P2x7 receptor in the development of autoimmune arthritis.