“The body does whatever it wants. I am not my body; I am my mind.”
- Rita Levi-Montalcini
Naresha is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is also a member of The Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, The Siteman Cancer Center, and The Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Outside the lab, Naresha spends time with the newborn daughter, family, and listening to Led Zeppelin!
Betsy is from New Jersey and in May 2020 she graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She studied Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology. Outside of research, she enjoys cooking/baking. She also loves hiking and anything that gets her outside!
Zachary was born and raised in St. Louis. He has been working as a trauma nurse for most of his career, but transitioned over to research about three years ago. In his off time, he likes to travel to places where his wife and him scuba dive and snowboard!
Annelise is a Psychiatry Resident at BJH/WashU. Her interests are the inflammatory and auto-immune origins of psychiatric illness including treatment resistant depression and schizophrenia. She did her graduate work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studying the antibody repertoires of Malaria endemic sera by microarray. Prior to attending medical school at Emory University, she worked in the lab of Dr. Rafi Ahmed studying CD8+ T-cell memory development in LCMV infection. During medical school she worked with Dr. Sean Stowell identifying immune response to glycan antigens. In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants and travel.
Tony is an MS1 at Washington University. His hometown is Toronto, Canada. He graduated from Western University in 2020 with a BS and MSc in Immunology. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and playing the guitar.
Sam is an MSTP student at Washington University. His hometown is Winnipeg, Canada. He graduated from Harvard University in 2017 with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology. At Harvard, for his senior thesis research work, Sam worked in the laboratory of Dr. Shiv Pillai exploring the role of T follicular helper cells in mice.