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Melody Swartz

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Alexandra Magold

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Anish Mukherjee

Lucas Shores

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Ruolan Zhou

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Rachel Weathered

Gustavo Andrés Vásquez Montoya

Emiliano Medellin

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Trevin Kurtanich

Margo MacDonald

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Calixto Salles

Emma Stewart

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Yue Wang

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Kelly Blaine

Trevor Ung

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Melody A. Swartz, PhD

William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering

Lymphatic Physiology, Cancer Research, Immunotherapy

Postdoctoral scientists and engineers

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Alexandra Magold, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Targeting lymphatic ciliation for chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis and cancer therapies.

Anish Mukherjee, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Lucas Shores, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

Lucas’ research interests lie at the intersection of research on lymphatics, diabetes, and immune engineering for regenerative medicine. This interdisciplinary focus leverages techniques from several disciplines to develop novel, translationally-oriented, and disease-targeted therapeutics.

Graduate students

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Ruolan Zhou

PhD candidate

In vitro models of the tumor microenvironment.

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Rachel Weathered

PhD candidate

In vitro models of the tumor microenvironment.

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Gustavo Andrés Vásquez Montoya

PhD candidate

The integration of multi-scale modeling and simulations of in vitro and in vivo experiments for the study of cancer immunobiology and cancer immunotherapy.

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Emiliano Gomez Medellin
PhD candidate

Understanding the role of lymphatics in the lung immune microenvironment and its contributions to allergy and chronic airway inflammation.

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Trevin Kurtanich

PhD candidate

The role of lymphatics in immunity, specifically in how they may promote an enhanced memory response in both tumor and vaccination contexts.

Margo MacDonald

PhD candidate

My work explores the role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the tumor microenvironment and examining how the biomechanical properties of the tumor microenvironment impact immunotherapy response. Recently, I have also been investigating the role NETs and lymphatic clotting play in severe cases of COVID-19

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Calixto Mateos Salles

PhD candidate

The role of lymphatics and their microenvironment in the education and priming of T cell memory.

Emma Stewart

PhD candidate

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Trevor Ung

PhD candidate

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Staff

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Yue Wang

Technician

Kelly Blaine
Research
Lab Manager