Tyler Ripperger

Graduate Student, Bhattacharya Lab, Immunobiology Track

Tyler grew up in Hastings, Nebraska before attending Midland University, where he graduated in 2017 with a BS in Biology. He entered the ABBS program and joined the Bhattacharya lab in March of 2018. Tyler’s work focuses primarily on better understanding the mechanisms related to transcription factors that affect antibody responses in plasma cells and memory B-cells. Outside of science, Tyler enjoys sports, movies, and the many restaurants of Tucson.

Recent Publications


Ripperger, T. J., J. L. Uhrlaub, M. Watanabe, R. Wong, Y. Castaneda, H. A. Pizzato, M. R. Thompson, C. Bradshaw, C. C. Weinkauf, C. Bime, et al., "Orthogonal SARS-CoV-2 Serological Assays Enable Surveillance of Low-Prevalence Communities and Reveal Durable Humoral Immunity.", Immunity, 2020 Oct 14. PMID: 33129373
Wong, R., J. A. Belk, J. Govero, J. L. Uhrlaub, D. Reinartz, H. Zhao, J. M. Errico, L. D'Souza, T. J. Ripperger, J. Nikolich-Zugich, et al., "Affinity-Restricted Memory B Cells Dominate Recall Responses to Heterologous Flaviviruses.", Immunity, 2020 Oct 02. PMID: 33010224