Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate
Amy graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Molecular & Cell Biology and Genetics & Plant Biology. She joined the Immunology Graduate Program under the mentorship of Dr. Grace Chen.
Our lab studies how the gut microbiome influences colon tumor development using a murine model of inflammatory colon cancer. In particular, our lab has two wildtype colonies that not only have different microbiomes but present with differential tumor burdens. I aim to identify bacteria that may suppress or promote tumorigenesis as well as study the influence of the microbiome on host immunity.