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Michele Kutzler, PhD, is currently investigating the development of DNA vaccines, therapeutics to treat Clostridium difficile, and the immune responses of intravenous drug users. In addition, her lab processes specimens from the Division's clinical research studies.

Current Lab Members


  • 2013 Research Instructor - Mariana Bernui, PhD
  • 2015 Research Technician – Brittney Scott, MS
  • 2015 Research Technician - Izzy Manley


  • Ashley Curatola, MS in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ebony Gary, MS, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ajinkya Pattekar, MS in Immunology
  • Arjun Ramamurthy, MS in Microbiology and Immunology

Past Lab Members

  • Scott Baliban, PhD
  • Jennifer Gyamfi, MS
  • Noshin Kathuria, MS, PhD
  • Brian Latimer, PhD
  • Amanda Michael, DO
  • Berje Shammasian, MD
  • Albert Sylvester, MS

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