Lab Members

James B. Bliska

Principal Investigator
Education: BS in Bacteriology (1983) -University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD in Molecular Biology (1987) -University of California-Berkeley; Postdoctoral (1993) -Stanford University.

Julian Oates

Research Assistant
Education: BS in Biochemistry (2022) - University of Vermont, Burlington VT
Research Project: Studies on phagocytes engineered as immunotherapeutics targeting P. aeruginosa.

Clarrisa Dabi

Graduate Student, MCB Program
Education: BS in Kinesiology (2014)- University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA; MS in Microbiology and Immunology (2018)- Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA.
Dissertation Project: Studies on Burkholderia pathogenesis in cystic fibrosis.

Haleema S. Malik

Graduate Student, MCB Program
: BS in Biology (2018)- Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Dissertation Project: Studies on positive regulation of the pyrin inflammasome by Yersinia effectors.

Bethany W. Mwaura

Graduate Student, MCB Program
Education: B.S in Biology (2019)-Spelman College, Atlanta, GA.
Dissertation Project: Studies on negative regulation of the pyrin inflammasome by a Yersinia effector.

Arianna D. Reuven

Graduate Student, MCB Program
Education: BS in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (2012) - Montclair State University, Montclair NJ; MS in Biotechnology, MBA (2017) - Brandeis University, Waltham MA.
Dissertation Project: Studies on Yersinia and Pseudomonas effector-inflammasome interactions in neutrophils.