Caitlin Naylor

Caitlin Naylor received the first place in her section — Physical and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, and Mathematics: Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Epigenetics — at the University of Virginia Huskey Research Exhibition. The Exhibition was part of Grad Days, a two-week celebration of graduate and professional student life and academic achievement.

Caitlin spoke on “the role of leptin in mucosal immune defense from amebiasis.”  For her PhD dissertation research, she has identified recruitment of neutrophils to the lamina propria as a mechanism of leptin action.