Research Assistant Professor
I graduated from University of Kalmar, Sweden in 2005 with a M.S. degree in Biomedicine. I then obtained my Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 2009. I began working as a postdoc in the Sette laboratory at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in January 2010 and was promoted to the Instructor position in January 2014.
My research projects are focused on defining the T cell responses against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis disease. I am interested in understanding the specific T cell responses mounted against MTB during latent or active infection and following vaccination, as well as the role of environmental exposure to other Mycobacterium species.