Ilana Olin

Program: Immunology

Current advisor: Peggy L. Kendall, MD

Undergraduate university: Bowdoin College

Research summary
The role of the microbiome in autoimmune disease pathogenesis is poorly understood. In Peggy Kendall’s lab, I investigate B cell signaling protein Bruton’s tyrosine kinase and the gut microbiome in autoimmune disease models including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. This project will advance our understanding of how the immune system and gut microbiota interact and shed light on factors that influence autoimmune disease pathogenesis.

Graduate publications