Lab Members

Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, PhD

Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, PhD

Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: 206.667.7381 (Assistant)

Kurt Berckmueller

Kurt Berckmueller

Title: Graduate Student
Megan Brown

Megan Brown

Title: Research Technician
Gabriela Campoy Pereira Do Prado

Gabriela Campoy Pereira Do Prado

Title: Veterinary Technician (Small Animals)
Savannah Cook

Savannah Cook

Title: Research Technician
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Melissa Crook

Title: Administrative Assistant
Margaret Cui, MS

Margaret Cui, MS

Title: Research Technician, Lab Manager
Rachel Dela Cruz

Rachel Dela Cruz

Title: Lab Aide
Teresa Einhaus

Teresa Einhaus

Title: Research Technician
Rkia El Kharrag, PhD

Rkia El Kharrag, PhD

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Mark Enstrom, PhD

Title: Bioinformatics Analyst
Emily Fields

Emily Fields

Title: Research Technician, AEM Contact
Celeste Gonda

Celeste Gonda

Title: Research Administrator
Megha Gupta, PhD

Megha Gupta, PhD

Title: Vector Core Lead
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Sarah Herrin

Title: Research Technician
Michelle Hoffman

Michelle Hoffman

Title: Research Technician
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Brianna Holden

Title: Grants and Contracts Specialist
Olivier Humbert, PhD

Olivier Humbert, PhD

Title: Staff Scientist
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Kenson Jean

Title: Research Technician
Anne-Sophie Kuhlmann, PhD

Anne-Sophie Kuhlmann, PhD

Title: Research Associate
Mallory Llewellyn

Mallory Llewellyn

Title: Research Technician
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Heather Mack

Title: Research Technician
Ravishankar Madhu

Ravishankar Madhu

Title: Research Technician
Mark Mendoza, MS

Mark Mendoza, MS

Title: Research Technician
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Eliana Moskovitz

Title: Research Technician
Veronica Nelson

Veronica Nelson

Title: Research Technician, Supervisor for Primate Techs
Willi Obenza

Willi Obenza

Title: Research Technician
Staci Owen, MS

Staci Owen, MS

Title: Research Technician
Dnyanada Pande, MS

Dnyanada Pande, MS

Title: Bioinformatics Analyst
Christopher Peterson, PhD

Christopher Peterson, PhD

Title: Staff Scientist
Nikhita Poole

Nikhita Poole

Title: Research Technician, IACUC Officer
Stefan Radtke, PhD

Stefan Radtke, PhD

Title: Staff Scientist
Yogi Rajawat, PhD

Yogi Rajawat, PhD

Title: Research Associate
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Sowmya Somashekar Reddy

Title: Research Technician, HIV Lab Manager
Blake Rust, PhD

Blake Rust, PhD

Title: Research Associate

Bio

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“Current research associate at the Fred Hutch in the Clinical Research Division, focusing on immune responses to gene therapy, as well as CAR T cells as a potential cure for HIV.

 

Gene transfer vectors contain virally derived components that have the potential to be immunogenic in the context of transplantation. By assessing antigen-specific immune responses to both transgenes and viral proteins encoded by the vectors, we are able to avoid in vivo immune rejection or silencing to improve engraftment and long term transgene expression.

 

By using nonhuman primate models of HIV our group is interrogating and optimizing the use of gene and cellular therapy as a means to control and potentially eliminate latent HIV infections.

Completed postdoctoral training involving translational research focused on analyzing the role antigen-specific T cells play in the development of allergic disease and cancer in humans as both regulatory and effector populations. Graduate work included harnessing protein engineering to alter class II antigen processing to improve CD4+ T cell immunodominance against HIV gp120 vaccines.”

Clare Samuelson, MBChB, MA

Clare Samuelson, MBChB, MA

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Medical Fellow
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Gabby Sghia-Hughes

Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
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Meera Srikanthan, MD

Title: Medical Fellow
Kelvin Sze

Kelvin Sze

Title: Research Technician
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Alan Ung

Title: Research Technician
Rasika Venkataraman, MS

Rasika Venkataraman, MS

Title: Research Technician
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Xinyi Wang

Title: Research Technician
Erica Wilson

Erica Wilson

Title: Research Technician