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.