Medical Microbiology and Immunology

2014 Graduates

Graduate Student Defenses in 2014:

David Leggat

David Leggat, M.S., B.S., A.S., A.A.
IIT Fifth Year Student - Ph.D. Program
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Project: "Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in high risk elderly and HIV+ individuals."
Advisor: Dr. M.A. Julie Westerink, M.D.


Gurpanna Saggu, M.S., B.S.
IIT Fifth Year Student - Ph.D. Program
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Project: "The role of complement regulatory protein properdin in complement activation on platelets and formation of platelet-leukocyte aggregates"
Advisor: Dr. Viviana P. Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Yi Yao, M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
IIT Fifth Year Student - Ph.D. Program
Hometown: Province: Jilin, Country: China
Project: "Sequential priming of neutrophils and intravital visualization of early phase"
Advisor: Dr. Akira Takashima, M.D., Ph.D.

Nan Zhang, B.S., Medicine
IIT Fifth Year Student - Ph.D. Program
Hometown: Qinhuangdao, Province: Hebei,  Country: China
Project: "Role of p38 MAPK in Borrelia burgdorferi-elicitation of
IL-10 and in dysregulating Inflammatory Responses important for Bacterial Clearance in Skin"
Advisor:  Dr. R. Mark Wooten, Ph.D.

 Michael Bechill Michael Bechill, B.S.
IIT Sixth Year Student - Ph.D. Program
Hometown:  Wauseon, OH
Project: "Staphylococcus aureus induction of MAP kinase phosphatase-1: a critical negative regulator of inflammatory cytokine gene expression"
Advisor:  Dr. Kevin Pan, Ph.D.






Last Updated: 6/27/22