Rachel Polando, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame, 2009. Graduate research area: The role of pattern recognition receptors in host cell signaling and phagosome maturation during infection with Leishmania. Courses taught: Human Biology, General Biology, and Introduction to Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Parasitology, and Medical Microbiology. Current research interests include: cell signaling during phagocytosis and phagosome maturation, effects of serum components on cell signaling and phagocytosis, cytokine effects and regulation during phagocytosis, and host-parasite interactions.