Students are attracted to our program from all across the country and around the world to pursue research in immunology and microbiology. View the profiles below to learn about a few of our current students and the work they are pursuing in our program.

Students A-Q

Alexandra Leigh Chang-Graham, Ph.D.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Science; Mentor: Joseph M. Hyser, Ph.D.

Cinnamon L. Hardee

Graduate Student, PhD Candidate

Cell & Gene Therapy; Immunotherapy

Brittani Nicole Hays

E-Mail Access

Cameron Landers, Ph.D.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine

Daniel Enrique Morales-Mantilla

Predoctoral Fellow - 4th year


  • (832) 824-4222

Emergency Hematopoiesis; Infectious Diseases; Therapeutic properties of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells; Viral and Bacterial Superinfections

Ho (Brandon) Ngai

Grad Student-5th Yr

Student R-Z

Arielle Raugh



  • (832) 824-0722

Wilhelm Salmen

Doctoral Candidate

Structural Biology; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Glycobiology; Identification of therapeutic targets and drug development

Jennifer Lynn Spencer

PhD Candidate


  • (713) 798-3423

Flaviviruses; Arboviruses; Sexually transmitted infections; Zika virus; Prostate infections

Erik Stricker

E-Mail Access

Victoria Tenge

Grad Student

Dominique Thompson

Graduate Student

Jessica Lee Weckhorst

Grad Student-3rd Yr

Wan-Jung Wu

Graduate Student

Hannah Yan

PhD Candidate

Microbiome-mediated steady-state hematopoiesis

Lin-Kin Yong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy; Pancreatic Cancer