Research Associate I
Marissa-Skye is a recent UCLA graduate on a pre-medical track with a B.S. in psychobiology. In addition to her UCLA laboratory coursework, she has two and a half years of experience working in an immunology lab, including a year and a half spent working on her student research projects. One project was on the topic of the induction of antimicrobial peptides in response to the active form of Vitamin D (1,25D3) in uninfected and M. Leprae infected macrophages. The other project encompassed functional data analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing identified cell clusters in uninfected and M. Leprae infected macrophage samples with or without IFNg and/or the autophagy inhibitor wortmannin. She is now working towards pursuing an M.S. in Immunology Research before applying to medical school.