Dr. Agnieszka Apple | Principal Investigator
Agnieszka (Aga) was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology in 2016. Her research unravels complex links between viruses, bacteria and the host immune environment. As part of her scientific accomplishments, she received the prestigious Parker B. Francis Fellowship for Pulmonary Research that supports her research. Aga is also actively involved in science mentoring and outreach, through partnership with the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, MT.
Kelly Shepardson | Postdoctoral Researcher
Kelly is a postdoctoral researcher that joined the Apple laboratory in July of 2014. Her career in science began with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2009 from Wells College in NY. She then continued on to graduate school at Dartmouth College, NH for a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology where she worked on determining the role of hypoxia in the pathogenesis of a human fungal pathogen. Now, working under Dr. Apple, she aims to determine the early immune events during viral infection that shape the ability of the host to respond to subsequent pathogen encounters.
Logan Johns | Research Associate
Logan is a research associate who joined the Apple Laboratory in September of 2017. She has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, NM. She received her M.S. in Microbiology from Montana State University in 2016, where she worked on refining a novel tool for the manipulation of mouse embryos. Today, she is working with the Apple Lab team to understand how lung damage and cellular metabolism affect resistance to secondary infections by bacterial pathogens.
Julia Wellham |Undergraduate Student
Julia is a nursing student researching how social hierarchy affects susceptibility to influenza infection using the mouse model.
Kendra Bertrand | Undergraduate Student
Kyle Larson | Lab Manager
Lillie Watson | Undergraduate Student
Hanbyul (Hannah) Cho | Undergraduate INBRE Scholar
Coy Harwood | Undergraduate INBRE Scholar
Kayla Stanek | Undergraduate Student
Lilianna Bento | Undergraduate Student
Libby Fones | Graduate Rotation Student