Jacqueline Kimmey, PhD 

Assistant Professor, METX (2019 - present)

Fun fact: if all the cars break down, you'll find her commuting on horseback. 

Jacqueline began her research career as an undergraduate at UCLA where she studied heme acquisition in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the lab of Marcus Horwitz, MD. She completed her graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis with Christina Stallings, PhD studying autophagy-independent functions of ATG5 in controlling neutrophil mediated susceptibility to M. tuberculosis. As a postdoc she worked with Victor Nizet, MD to explore how host responses dictate outcome of acute bacterial infections such as those caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group A Streptococcus (GAS), Group B Streptococcus (GBS), and Staphylococcus aureus. Jacqueline's training has been generously supported by various training and mentorship programs including UC LEADS, MARC, NSF GFRP, and UC PPFP. In 2019, Jacqueline was honored on the Forbes' 30 under 30 list (Science). 

Meredith graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St Louis in 2016 with double majors in Biology & Spanish Literature and a minor in Anthropology. While at WashU she worked in the Doering Lab and the Amarasinghe Lab. Following graduation, she made her way to northern California, and during her time working for the San Jose Environmental Services Department, she developed a keen interest in how exposure to pollutants in water affect human health, making her a perfect fit for the Kimmey Lab and the METX department! 

Meredith Klashman

Junior Specialist (2019 - present)

Manasa Handady

Undergraduate Researcher (2019 - present)

Manasa Handady is an undergraduate at UCSC, class of 2021. She is a Human Biology major and is interested in pursing a career in a health related field. She is also an officer of the OXFAM Club at UCSC, in an effort to inform people on campus of different social justice issues. She is happy to be undergoing her first academic research experience here in the Kimmey Lab!

Recruiting 2020!

Graduate Student 

Excited to have Stephanie Aguiar and Josh Shaffer from the MCDB department joining us for PBSE Rotation #3! (Jan 2020 - Mar 2020)

Lab Alumni

Meredith Klashman

Jr. Specialist (2019 - present)


Fun Fact: likes hiding in small spaces

Area of focus: making sure the lab doesn't implode 

Ask me for help with: zebrafish, water quality, ^ making sure the lab doesnt implode

mklasman <at> ucsc.edu