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LAB MEMBERS

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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Dr. Aria Eshraghi Ph.D.

Aria received his bachelors degree from University of California, Berkeley while performing his honors research project in the laboratory of Bruce Ames.  He earned his doctorate with Kenneth Bradley at University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied the binding and intracellular trafficking of bacterial toxins.  After completing his dissertation, Aria was a post-doctoral fellow in Joseph Mougous' laboratory at University of Washington, where he identified the effectors of a unique secretion system that is required for pathogenicity of highly virulent Francisella.  Aria established his independent research program at University of Florida in 2019.

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DOCTORAL GRADUATE STUDENT
Nimra Khalid D.V.M.

Nimra joined the Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology as a doctoral student in Fall of 2022.  Nimra received her DVM degree from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan and served as a veterinary officer to study the incidence, geographic distribution, and control of infectious diseases in the field. Her research employs molecular and chemical genetic methods to elucidate the interaction of Francisella and various host species.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST
Nicole Adams

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST
Anna Lundgren

Anna is an experienced biological scientist with institutional knowledge of the inner workings of the Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology.  With expertise in all aspects of molecular biology techniques, she has a background of working with intractable models of intracellular bacterial pathogens. 

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
Isabelle Llabona

Isabelle is an undergraduate health sciences major at the University of Florida. Minoring in public health, she has a passion for every aspect of medicine, including  the scientific basis of infection and humanitarian efforts to rid the world of life-altering diseases. Isabelle is gaining skills in infectious diseases research to apply to her future career as a healthcare provider.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
Alexis Irvin

Alexis is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science at the University of Florida. She is passionate about drawing connections between environmental and animal health, while applying the One Health lens to veterinary medicine. The technical and analytical skills she has gained in the Eshraghi Lab will help her pursue a career in research.

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UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORY HELPER
Nicholas Tanyag

Nicholas is an undergraduate biology major at the University of Florida. Stemming from his passion for learning all things science, he is pursuing a minor in pathogenesis as he is interested in learning about the pathophysiology of diseases and their ramifications in human medicine.

LABORATORY ALUMNI

Abdiel Rodriguez - Undergraduate researcher
Rocio Zaldivar - Undergraduate researcher
Austin Sheppe - Post-doctoral scholar
Samantha Wong - Undergraduate researcher
Nichapa Dancharnjitt - Undergraduate laboratory helper
Danielle Hulvey - Biological scientist
Lynn Hutcheson-Da Silva - Undergraduate laboratory helper

Iman Kashif - Post baccalaureate researcher
Ashley Clarke - Undergraduate researcher
THE ESHRAGHI LAB IS HIRING!

The Eshraghi Lab is currently hiring for these positions:

1. Postdoctoral Scholar

2. Graduate Student

3. Undergraduate Researcher

CLICK HERE to learn about these positions.

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