Lab Members

Laurence "Ike" Eisenlohr

Principal Investigator

Ike is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and CHOP Research Institute. He has dedicated his life to uncovering the fundamental aspects of MHC Class I- and Class II-restricted antigen processing and presentation. His lab regularly interrogates antigen presentation in the context of various viral infections and has found great success *knock on wood* in uncovering novel aspects of the cell biological pathways that mediate these processes.

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Mike Hogan

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Mike is a post-doctoral fellow who uses the mouse model of influenza virus infection to study unconventional forms of antigen presentation. Mike's other research interests include mRNA vaccine development and virus-host interactions. Outside of lab, Mike's hobbies include singing, cat training, and bird watching.

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Julia Rood

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow

Julia is a Pediatric Rheumatology fellow. She grew up in Maryland and completed her MD/PhD at Penn before coming to CHOP to pursue clinical and postdoctoral research training. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, road and gravel biking, running, and playing board games.

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Stephen Carro

CAMB MVP Graduate Student

Stephen is a CAMB MVP PhD candidate working to uncover the mechanisms behind the B22 family of poxvirus virulence factors. He very much enjoys coffee and is a strong proponent of the decaf-only lifestyle. He also runs this very well put-together lab website.

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Kate Krauss

IGG MD/PhD Student

Kate is an MD/PhD student. She grew up in Manhattan and did her undergrad at UChicago in Biological Sciences. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike and playing video games.

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Eric Rodriguez-Lopez

IGG Graduate Student

Eric is an IGG PhD candidate from Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is interested in how antigen presentation can modulate immune responses in an allergic disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Eric is the current reigning Eisenlohr Lab champion of Spongebob Trivia. When not in lab, Eric enjoys singing classical music and finding good burgers in Philadelphia.

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Christabel Ameyaw Baah

Research Technician

Christabel is one of the research technicians in the lab. She keeps lab operations running smoothly, maintains the mouse colony and keeps track of supplies. Her current research project involves CRISPR/Cas9 systems and TCR-like antibody panels in pathways for antigen presentations. Fun fact: she is a self-acclaimed blanket connoisseur.

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Emma Hedgepeth

Research Technician

Emma is a research technician in the lab. She is from Kennett Square, PA which is the mushroom capital of the world! Her current project focuses on distinguishing endogenous and exogenous presentation of flu epitopes in a mouse model. Outside of lab, she enjoys reading and walking around Philly to find the best parks.

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Jillian Neuner

Chemistry Undergraduate Student

Jillian is an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry while minoring in English. Currently, she is working with Stephen to uncover the molecular mechanisms of a unique poxvirus virulence factor. Outside of lab, she loves to play tennis with her favorite players being Roger Federer and Ana Konjuh (who is actually her cousin!).

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Stephanie Yoon

Bioengineering Undergraduate Student

Stephanie is an undergraduate researcher studying Bioengineering while on the Premed track at UPenn. She joined the lab in the summer of 2021 and is working with Julia on various projects. She is an international student from Hong Kong, and enjoys working out and taking walks in her free time!

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