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Michelle (Shelly) Mintz, B.S.

Michelle (Shelly) Mintz, B.S.

Staff Research Associate II

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UCSF Tranplant Lab
HSE 520, Box 0780
513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
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As a Staff Research Associate in the Tang lab co-mentored by Dr. Peter Stock, Shelly examines the immune mechanism behind the clinical paradox that HIV+ kidney and liver transplant patients experience increased acute rejection compared to uninfected controls. Prior to UCSF, Shelly worked in Dr. Jenni Punt's lab at Haverford College, where she discovered and characterized a thymic resident CD103+ Natural Killer T cell population that regulates the thymic microenvironment. Shelly has also worked in Australia with Drs. Gabrielle Belz and Axel Kallies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, where she studied the molecular regulation of Tregs during an acute viral infection. During her summers, she had the privilege to work with Dr. Fred Cross at the Rockefeller University in New York City and helped establish Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii as a model to study cell cycle control. Shelly holds a B.S. in Biology from Haverford College and will be attending an MD/PhD program, focusing on immunology in Fall 2013.


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