Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a tree frog
Area of focus: circadian control of innate sensing and cellular response
Ask me to help with: cell culture, S. pneumoniae
Devons graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. During his undergraduate years, he was part of the Gober Lab, where he attempted to discover novel, man-made antibiotics that were effective against S. pneumoniae. After graduating from UCLA, he pursued a Master's degree at San Jose State University in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. There, he was part of the Adams Lab, where he studied the effects of the S. pneumoniae toxin, pneumolysin, on the intercellular junctions of lung epithelial cells. He graduated with a M.S. in 2022.
He joined the Kimmey Lab in 2023 to pursue a Ph.D. His research focuses on determining the how the circadian clock controls innate immune pathways. In his free time, he collects carnivorous plants. His current collection includes venus flytraps, sundews, and pitcher plants.
circadian clock, cell biology