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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BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST
Danielle Hulvey M.S.

Danielle received her bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University while performing research in herpetology with Katherine Greenwald and competing in NCAA Division I springboard diving. She received her Master of Health Science at University of Florida and is interested in pathogenesis and host response to infections.

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Samantha Wong B.S.

Samantha is an undergraduate biology major at the University of Florida. Her interest in microbiology has led her to pursue a minor in pathogenesis, which she has applied to interesting research questions in the lab.  The critical thinking skills she has developed in the lab will make her an outstanding diagnostician in a future career in medicine.

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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
Ashley Clarke

Ashley is an undergraduate biology major at the University of Florida. She has an interest in pursuing veterinary medicine with a focus on epidemiology. In this lab, Ashley is honing the skillsets that are important in understanding infectious diseases, so that she can apply that knowledge to her future career in animal health, and disease prevention and surveillance.

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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.

LABORATORY ALUMNI

Abdiel Rodriguez - Undergraduate
Rocio Zaldivar - Undergraduate
Austin Sheppe - Postdoc

 
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.