Tatianna TraviesoMicrobiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Tatianna is a combined DVM/PhD student interested in immunology and in the development of vaccines and therapeutics. She was born and raised in Miami, FL, but moved to Davidson, NC for college in 2016. Her undergraduate research projects involved 1) optimizing in vitro protein production and 2) identifying and evaluating the antibiotic-resistance of bacteria found in the ears of dogs at a local veterinary clinic. For three years after graduation, Tatianna worked in Dr. Maria Blasi's lab at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. Her main projects focused on HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection of kidney cells and on characterizing viruses isolated from patient samples. Outside of the lab, she enjoys yoga, cooking, reading, and checking out local coffee shops.