Alumna Cheesman Lab Mgr at UMass Medical School
Posted: April 19, 2016
In the Infectious Diseases and Immunology division at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), 2014 M.S. Plant Pathology graduate Hilary Kessler Cheesman is a new lab manager as of January 2016. The Pukkila-Worley lab studies innate immunity in Caenorhabditis elegans, which is a perfect model for the human intestinal immune response and has taught Hilary a lot about immune response and genetics. Dr. Read Pukkila-Worley, a new UMMS professor, is Cheesman's Principal Investigator (PI) and mentor.
Hilary is also the first author on a paper published last month in G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics titled "Aberrant Activation of p38 MAP Kinase-Dependent Innate Immune Responses Is Toxic to Caenorhabditis elegans."