Examining the Interplay Between Multiple Pathogens and the Immune System
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Who we are
Tiffany A. Reese, Ph.D.
Tiffany studied Biology at Brown University, before attending the University of California San Francisco for her graduate work. While at UCSF in Dr. Richard Locksley's lab she studied how chitin promotes inflammation. For her postdoctoral fellowship she was in Herbert “Skip” Virgin’s lab at Washington University, where she identified a role for parasite co-infection in herpesvirus reactivation and latency. She was the recipient of the Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship while in Dr. Virgin's lab. In April of 2015 Tiffany joined the Departments of Immunology and Microbiology as an Endowed Scholar at UTSW.
Our lab manager extraordinaire! Born in Barbados and raised in Canada, Alex graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C. with a bachelors degree in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She worked clinically for United Allergy Services, generating and administering immunotherpy to patients before joining the Reese Lab. Alex is interested in biomedical scientific research and plans on pursuing a doctoral degree in the future.
Lili Tao, M.D., Ph.D.
Lili received her M.D., Ph.D. from Fudan University in China where her research focused on innate immune response mounted against Legionella pneumophila. In the Reese lab, she is interested in how chronic virus infection shape our immune system in response to secondary challenges. Outside of the lab, Lili enjoys cooking, gardening and loves all our fluffy friends on the planet.
Guoxun Wang, Ph.D.
Guoxun received his Ph.D. from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, where his research focused on the mechanism of plant NLRs recognition bacterial effectors. His research in the Reese Lab focuses on dissecting how the host microbiome regulation virus infection and pathogenesis. Outside of the lab, Guoxun enjoys reading and watching movies.
Christina received her bachelors in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from Hastings College in Nebraska. She lived in Nebraska until moving to Dallas for graduate school. She is in the Immunology program and studies how prior infection with helminths impacts herpesvirus reactivation. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing flute, and exploring Dallas.
Former Lab Members
Tyron Chang started graduate school at UTSW in September 2017 after 2 years in the Reese lab as a technician.