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.

Graduate Assistant, Research

I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College in May of 2018. I joined the ABBS program the following fall and joined Justin Wilson’s lab in March of 2019. Currently, my 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, I enjoy rugby, working out and video gaming." 


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.


Amanda Marie Ruiz
Research Technician

Research Technician