Alannah Lejeune

Alannah received her BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University in 2015. During undergrad, she worked in the lab of Dr. Winston Timp preparing next-generation bisulfite sequencing libraries to examine the methylation status of cancerous and developing cell samples. From 2015-2019, she worked as a research technician at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai exploring cellular differentiation pathways in homeostasis and disease states. As a member of  Dr. Margaret Baron's lab, she analyzed molecular mechanisms of erythroid progenitor cell fate specification and differentiation. While working in the lab of Dr. Ming-Ming Zhou, Alannah studied epigenetic regulation of T helper 17 cell development and used small molecular inhibitors of Th17 cells designed by the lab to treat experimental mouse models of Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. 
 
In 2019, she matriculated into the Immunology and Inflammation graduate program at the NYU School of Medicine, and she joined the Cadwell lab in the summer of 2020. Building on her interests in immunity and translational research, she is excited to study the role of the innate immune system and microbiome in staph aureus gastro-intestinal colonization resistance in collaboration with the Torres and Shopshin labs.