About Us

Lab Members

Tamia Harris-Tryon M.D., Ph.D.

Tamia Harris-Tryon M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Michelle De Leon
Sr. Administrative Assistant


Whitney Gao, B.S.

Whitney Gao, B.S.
Medical Student, UTSW
Whitney Gao is currently a medical student at UT Southwestern. She graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a BA in History of Art and Architecture. In the Harris-Tryon lab, she is currently investigating the role of dermal white adipose in cutaneous immunity. In her spare time, she enjoys reading snappy books, trying new coffee, and searching for the best lobster roll in Texas.


Methinee Artami
Research Assistant


Courtney Ann Prestwood


Mahendran Chinnappan


Yuki Inaba


Maria Sindhura John


Juliana Pineider


Former Lab Members

Margaret Stein
Undergraduate, UNC
Maggie Stein is an undergraduate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Maggie graduated from The Hockaday School in 2017. With the hope to attend medical school, she enjoys community service, specifically tutoring elementary school students, and STEM research. Having participated in the STARS Summer Research Program at UT Southwestern, Maggie was excited to work in the Harris-Tryon Lab during the Summer of 2018. She has received her Girl Scout Gold Award and enjoys photography and baking in her free time.


Trevor Hall


Marshall Edwards. B.S., M.S.
Research Associate
Marshall Edwards received his M.S. in Immunology & Infection from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2017. His thesis work focused to understand the pro-inflammatory response of periodontally relevant cells to the bacterium Treponema denticola as seen in periodontitis patients. Marshall enjoys running, exploring Dallas, and reading in his spare time.


Chenlu Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chenlu Zhang received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Tsinghua University (China) in 2017, where her research focused on structural and functional study of an intracellular Pattern Recognition Receptor. Her current research is to understand how microbiota shape skin immunity and lipid metabolism. Outside of the lab, Chenlu enjoys playing sports, watching movies and traveling to new places.