Anita Koshy earned her M.D. from Duke University and trained clinically prior to her postdoctoral fellowship in molecular parasitology at Stanford University in the lab of John Boothroyd. During her time in the Boothroyd lab, she established an in vivo system that permanently marks and tracking the host cells that have interacted with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Anita started her lab at the University of Arizona in 2012.
Hannah graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Science in 2014. She worked as a research technician in Joshua LaBaer's lab as part of a cloning team involved in cancer biomarker research after graduation. Hannah matriculated into the MD/PhD program at the University of Arizona in 2016, joined the Neuroscience program in 2018 and began her research in the Koshy lab in July of 2018. Her research focuses on the molecular influence of Toxoplasma gondii on neural inflammatory pathways.
Arun received his doctorate from University of Hyderabad, India. He worked on the molecular and immunological aspects of Leishmania donovani infection. He joined the Koshy lab as Postdoctoral research associate and will be working on transcriptional profiling of individual neurons, which have interacted with Type II and Type III Toxoplasma parasites.
Emily graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biochemistry in 2010. After working in an environmental chemistry company in Wilmington, NC, and a subsequent stay in genetics lab of Dr. Ann Stapleton at UNC-Wilmington, Emily applied for graduate school at the University of Arizona. She joined the fun, yet stimulating Koshy lab in 2016. The focus of her research is to study how toxoplasma gondii infection modulates host pathways in Alzheimer's Disease.