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Catherine Palmer

Ph.D. Candidate

Catherine Palmer

Fun fact: I probably have sand in my shoes! 

Area of focus: time of day susceptibility to pneumonia, pulmonary immunity 

Ask me to help with: murine models, pathogenesis, flow cytometry, S. pneumoniae

Catherine graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi in 2020 with a B. S. in Biology. She completed her undergraduate thesis in the Sadler Edepli Lab, where she studied fatty liver disease in zebrafish. Her research focused on how similar environmental conditions (both toxicological and microbiologic) can lead to differential disease outcomes. Her interests led her to pursue a PhD in the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology program at University of California Santa Cruz where she joined the Kimmey Lab in 2021. Her research focuses on the regulation of innate effectors and pathogenesis.

Catherine successfully passed her PhD Qualifying Exam and advanced to candidace in Spring 2022. She is now a qualified PhD candidate :)

research tags

infection, murine, pneumonia, immunology

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