Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
Tiffany grew up in Fort Worth, and finally made it back to Texas after 17 years. She studied Biology at Brown University, before going to the University of California San Francisco for her graduate work. While at UCSF in Dr. Richard Locksley lab she studied how chitin promotes inflammation. For her postdoctoral fellowship she was in Herbert “Skip” Virgin’s lab at Washington University, where she identified a mechanism by which cytokines regulate the balance between herpesvirus reactivation and latency. She was the recipient of the Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship. In April of 2015 Tiffany joined the Departments of Immunology and Microbiology as an Endowed Scholar.
Lili received her Ph.D. from Fudan University in China where her research focused on innate immune response mounted against Legionella pneumophila. In the Reese lab, she is interested in how chronic virus infection shape our immune system in response to secondary challenges. Outside of the lab, Lili enjoys cooking, gardening and loves all our fluffy friends on the planet.
Born in Barbados and raised in Canada, Alex graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C. with a bachelors degree in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She worked clinically for United Allergy Services, generating and administering immunotherpy to patients before joining the Reese Lab. Alex is interested in biomedical scientific research and plans on pursuing a doctoral degree in the future.
Tyron recently received his Bachelors degree from California State University, Chico, where he majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He is interested in doing research in both cancer biology and immunology, and his future plan is to apply to Ph.D. Programs in biomedical sciences. During his free time he enjoys hiking, jogging, and reading fiction.