Dr. Rhodes Ford
Dr. Rhodes Ford joined the Poholek lab spring of 2018 as the first graduate student in the lab. During her time here, she drove the project in collaboration with the Delgoffe lab to investigate the epigenetic landscape of exhausted CD8+ T cells from tumors. Her work resulted in a publication in Science Immunology in 2022 titled "Tumor microenvironmental signals reshape chromatin landscapes to limit the functional potential of exhausted T cells". Further she published a review article in the Journal of Immunology titled "Regulation and Immunotherapeutic Targeting of the Epigenome in Exhausted CD8 T Cell Responses".
She is currently at UC San Francisco at a postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Matthew Spitzer.
Abby joined the lab in Fall of 2019 and graduated from the lab in Spring of 2022. Her project was on exploring potential cell type specific enhancers of Blimp-1 in T cells. She has gone on to be a research technician at Abound Bio.
Jinyi came to the lab in August 2019 and worked on understanding the role of Blimp-1 transcription in ILC2 in the context of allergic asthma. She has gone on to continue her medical studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing China.
Angela graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and joined the Poholek lab as a research technician in 2015. She left the lab in 2020 to pursue a nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh and currently works as an ICU nurse.
Natalie joined the lab as a undergraduate researcher in 2016 and transitioned to a post-bacc scholar after her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. She left the lab in 2019 to pursue her PhD in genetics at UNC Chapel hill under the mentorship of Dr. Jill Dowen.
Elizabeth joined the lab in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2020. She currently is pursing her post-bacc at the NIH/NIAMSD under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Ombrello.
Shivani joined the lab in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher and graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in bioinformatics in 2020. She left to become an analyst at Cigna.
Dave joined the lab in the Fall of 2020 as an undergraduate researcher and graduated with a B.S. in bioinformatics. He left the lab to become a software engineer at Vanguard.
Sam joined the lab in 2016 as an undergraduate researcher and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in microbiology. After the Poholek lab, she has gone on to pursue her PhD in IGP under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Dennison.