Emily GallichotteMicrobiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Emily joined the Ebel lab in January 2019 to study viral determinants that allow for infection of mosquitoes. She earned her BA from Pitzer College in southern California, and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For her dissertation work, Emily studied the human antibody response following DENV and ZIKV infection and vaccination. She is currently studying how naturally occurring viral mutations alter infectivity of and replication in mosquitoes, providing potential fitness advantages.