Research Interests: Host-Pathogen Interactions
I’m originally from Zacatecas, Mexico but lived in Los Angeles for a major part of my life. I did my undergraduate at UC Irvine, where I majored in Biology. During my undergraduate career, I got the opportunity to do research in Dr. Manuela Raffatellu’s lab, where we studied mucosal responses to salmonella typhimurium and how this pathogen exploits inflammation to colonize. I came to Duke through the Cell and Molecular Biology program and joined the Coers lab, where we study the role of IFN-inducible GTPases in cell-autonomous immunity.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and running.