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Tulane Center for Translational Research in Infection & Inflammation

Technical Staff

Kejing Song - Medical Research Specialist

Ivy Sandquist - Medical Research Technician
Ivy Sandquist is a recent graduate of the Tulane Microbiology and Immunology Master’s program working as a lab technician in Dr. Kolls lab. Her work currently focuses on creating a murine model of infection of Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258, the leading cause of carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection. This multidrug resistant opportunistic nosocomial pathogen poses a major threat to health facilities in the United States and globally. Understanding the immunological mechanisms of infection susceptibility and clearance by studying pulmonary ST258 infections in different murine genetic models will allow for conception of innovative treatments in the healthcare setting. In addition to this work, she is currently helping with the creation of a transgenic mouse capable of producing GM-CSF after Th7 cell development loss and on the construction of a Klebsiella pneumoniae vaccine based on OMV antigen stimulation.

 Alanna Wanek - Medical Research Technician

Trevon Clark - Medical Research Technician