Vineet Joag, President

Current Research Interests: T cell immunosurveillance, T cell sensing and alarm in rhesus macaques, T cell vaccines

Role in ReJUS

Co-chair: URM faculty recruitment

Co-chair: CFI discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Noah Gavil, Vice President

Bowdoin College, 2014, BA, Biochemistry

University of Minnesota, MD/PhD Program 2016-present

Current Research Interests: Understanding the role of the adaptive immune system in cancer and how the adaptive immune system can be leveraged to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

Role in ReJUS: Current Vice President of ReJUS, and the lead coordinator of our efforts to support undergraduate researchers at the CFI.

Milagros Silva Morales, Outreach Liaison

Fathima Mohamed, Co-lead of URM Faculty Recruitment

Hamline University, 2017, BS Biology, BA English

University of Minnesota MD/PhD Program 2017-Present

Current Research Interests: Investigating therapeutic targets for chronic graft versus host disease with a focus on targeting lipid metabolism in germinal center cell populations.

Role in ReJUS: Co-leader of faculty recruitment. Currently working on establishing a seminar series inviting competitive scientists from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds to be considered for upcoming faculty positions within the center for immunology (CFI).

Sathi Wijeyesinghe, T34 Grant Writer

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Natalie David, Co-Chair, CFI discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion

University of Chicago, BA in Biological Sciences- Immunology, 2015

University of Minnesota MSTP (MD/PhD), 2017-present

Current Research Interests: Corepressors in transcriptional regulation of CD4+ T cell development and homeostasis

Role in ReJUS: Co-chair of CFI discussion group on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Hrishi Venkatesh, Treasurer

BS Molecular Biology from University of California, San Diego 2016

MS in Biology from University of California, San Deigo 2018

University of Minnesota MICaB program PhD Student: 2018-present

Current Research Interests: Understanding how the adaptive immune system, in particular CD4 T cells, can be leveraged to combat leukemia.

Role in ReJUS: Treasurer, member of undergraduate student recruitment committee, member of the committee to recruit URM faculty into the UMN