Who We Are

Our diverse Research Team has members from all over the World. We share a passion for creating, promoting, and disseminating new knowledge about microbes and the immune system. We foster creativity and exploration in a fun, collaborative, and scholarly environment.

Javier E. Irazoqui PHD

Principal Investigator

Host-microbe interactions at mucosal surfaces

Debanjan Goswamy MS

PHD Candidate

Transcriptional regulation of the host response to infection / SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19


Havisha Honwad MS

PHD Candidate

Neurotransmitters in macrophage polarization

Xavier Gonzalez

PHD Candidate

Neuro-immune regulation of intestinal host defense

Khursheed Wani PHD

Postdoctoral Associate

How the brain controls transcription of antimicrobials in the intestine

LCI Alumni

Where are they now?

Sid A. Labed PHD

Founder and CEO of Evodenovo Inc.

Orane Visvikis PHD

Research Group Leader in Nice, France

Michael Moubarek BS

Medical Student at University of Colorado

Ana Maria Alves MS

Research Associate in Boston Area biotech

Amanda Wollenberg PHD

Professor at Kalamazoo College

Lyly Luhachack PHD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mehran Najibi MD

Medical Pathology Resident at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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