People

Associate Professor, Immunobiology

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.


Volunteer

Brandan is an undergraduate student studying Microbiology and Biochemistry. He aims to attend medical school following the completion of his undergraduate coursework. He enjoys cooking for his friends and finding local restaurants & coffee shops. 


Research Technician

Caleb grew up thinking he was going to take over his father's shoe business, but when his father learned of his plans of a coup, he sold the business. Thwarted by parental schemes at the age of 12, Caleb turned to study science and graduated from the University of Arizona '19 with a biochemistry degree. He currently plans to apply for MBA programs for the near future to fulfill his destiny. In his free time, he plans out how he will accomplish world domination; he also enjoys watching cat videos.

 


Postdoctoral Research Associate III

Research Specialist

Mark received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 2011. He subsequently joined the lab to investigate the mechanics of TCR triggering. Mark likes to run Half-Marathons and excels in baking delicious cakes. 


Volunteer

Maddie is an undergraduate student planning on graduating in spring 2021 with degrees in Physiology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After undergrad, she hopes to attend medical school. Outside of lab and classes, Maddie likes to practice yoga, spend time with family, and scuba dive. 


Research Technician

Peter graduated from the University of Arizona in 2019 with a BS in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology. Shortly after, he joined Dr. Kuhn's lab to piece apart the puzzle of mechanisms that play out in the CD3-TCR complex that lead to an immune response. In addition to research, he volunteers with Banner University Medical Center, and plans on applying to medical school in the upcoming cycle. Outside of the lab, he enjoy riding skateboards with his friends and playing guitar. 


Alumni

Neha Rajendra Deshpande

Graduate Student

David Isaiah Duron

Research Technician

Caleb Glassman

Research Technician

Karen Hernandez

Research Technician

Heather Parrish

Graduate Student

Katrina Tabanda Lichauco
Research Technician
Nedal Taha
Research Specialist