Patty comes to the Cadwell lab from Northern California where she received her B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz. It was during her undergraduate research that she first discovered her interest in host-pathogen interactions. After graduating in 2012 she spent two years with a biomedical company focused on the development and improvement of treatments for HIV patients. In 2014, Patty joined the Immunology and Inflammation program at the Sackler Institute – NYU School of Medicine to further pursue her interest in mucosal immunology and obtain her PhD.