Birk Evavold (MSTP in PhD training)

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • Emory University (2019)

  • Immunology

  • Ali H. Ellebedy, Ph.D.

  • Understanding affinity maturation throughout the germinal center reaction



This past summer I worked in the lab of Dr. Ali Ellebedy. During my rotation I studied how clones of B cell receptors underwent affinity maturation in the germinal center reaction after influenza vaccine. I aimed to characterize the dynamics and evolution of BCR clones. In addition, I learned how to clone and purify antibodies for in vitro analysis. I also learned how to use a mouse model of influenza infection to answer questions about a given antibody's physiological properties.

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