Assistant Professor, Immunobiology

Justin Wilson obtained his PhD from Albany Medical College studying the impact of Francisella tularensis infection on macrophage antigen presentation and T cell responses in the laboratory of Jim R. Drake. He then joined the laboratory of Jenny P-Y Ting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his research focused on the role of the innate immune genes AIM2 and NLRP12 during the regulation of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer development. Dr. Wilson joined the department of Immunobiology as an Assistant Professor in June of 2018.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sangeetha Senthil Kumar acquired her research experience in the field of colon cancer chemoprevention while earning her doctoral degree in Biochemistry in Annamalai University, India and is currently designated as a post-doctoral research associate. Her current research interests are to understand how AIM2 regulates microbiome and mucosal immunopathogenesis. Other than work, she enjoys spending time with her cute little son, reading, posting inspiring quotes on social media and listening to talks that enlighten her inner peace.

Graduate Student, Wilson Lab, Clinical Translational Science

Stephanie studied Biomedical Science while earning her bachelor's degree in Oregon and is currently working toward a graduate degree in Clinical Translational Science. During those rare moments she is not in the lab or studying, she enjoys backpacking, rock climbing and camping.

Graduate Student, Wilson Lab, Immunobiology Track

Dakota received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College in May of 2018. He joined the ABBS program the following fall and joined Justin Wilson’s lab in March of 2019. Currently, Dakota's work focuses on investigating the role of the innate immune sensor absent in Melanoma 2 (AIM2) in head and neck cancer carcinogenesis. Outside of the lab, he enjoys rugby, working out and video gaming. 

Undergraduate Researcher

Sydney is majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Human Health. Along with working in the lab, she is also a preceptor for the Fred Fox School of Music and involved in the executive board of her sorority, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. In her spare time she loves to play piano, guitar and read.


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