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Research Team


 


  
Judy Wong 
Administrative Assistant 

Judy joined the University of Calgary in 2009 as a  Research Assistant at the Forzani and MacPhail Colon  Cancer Screening Centre. Judy joined the  Administrative Services Department in 2010. Currently  she is the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Craig Jenne,  Dr. Keith Sharkey, Dr. Norm Campbell and Dr. Richard Hawkes in the  Cumming School of Medicine.


Dr. Agostina Carestia

Agostina completed her PhD at the Laboratory of Experimental Thrombosis, in the Institute of Experimental Medicine-CONICET, in Argentina. Her thesis focused on the interactions between platelets and neutrophils in Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation. Specifically, she studied the stimuli, mediators and molecular pathways of NET generation mediated by human platelets and how histones activate platelets.


Agostina joined the Jenne lab in 2017 to complete a post-doctoral research position funded by a Beverley Phillip fellowship and a Cumming School of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholarship.



 

Madison Turk

Madison completed her Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Western University, where she was also a member of the varsity hockey team who won a national championship. She worked for a year at the Prostate Cancer Centre as a research coordinator before joining the Jenne lab as an Eyes High scholarship recipient. 


Madison is interested in Oncolytic Viral Therapy as a treatment for cancer. Using Intravital Microscopy she can image oncolytic virus’s in live mouse models and visualize their specific tumour killing mechanisms. Madison's current focus is on whether virally infected cells can specifically recruit and direct T cells to a tumour.




Rachelle Davis

Rachelle first joined the lab as a summer student studying the interactions between infection and coagulation. This work developed into an honours project looking at coagulation in the liver. 


Rachelle is now aPhD student who is currently studying the immune environment in the liver. This work focuses both on the impact of chronic liver disease, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the host immune response and tissue pathology and on the ability to reprogram this immune environment.




Matt Lau
Matt has been a registered nurse since 2016, and joined the lab in 2019 as an independent studies student searching for neutrophil NETs in septic human plasma samples. In July he began his MSc working closely with Dr. Graham Thompson of the Alberta Children's Hospital to map the pediatric immune response to acute appendicitis through the use of mass cytometry.




Lindsey

Lindsey is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Biomedicine in Bachelor of Health Science program. 

Lindsey was introduced to immunology in her second year when she took an introductory immunology course taught by Dr. Jenne. She developed an interest in immunology and joined the Jenne lab as a summer student in the spring of 2020. Her current project investigates the role of microvesicles in influenza and bacterial infection.

 



Nadia Yorke

Nadia is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Cellular, Molecular, Microbial 

Biology in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science. 


She joined the lab in Summer 2020 as a summer student because she had developed an interest in the intersection between immunology and microbiology. Nadia is now completing a year long independent project with the Jenne lab on Tissue Clarification in livers and cancer tumors. The purpose is to visualize the entire tissue and analyze cell interactions under confocal microscopy.  



Elena Mitevska and Britney Wong

Britney Wong and Elena Mitevska are 3rd Year BHSc students in the Biomedical Sciences program. They were first introduced to immunology as a course in the second year of their undergraduate studies, and developed a profound interest in infectious disease research. Their current research focus is to characterize the growth and antibiotic resistance patterns of bacterial strains that are commonly found in clinical settings in Calgary, Alberta as part of an integrated research course in the Winter 2020 semester.





 


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