Lab Member Updates

Congratulations to Sachi Chaudhari who was recently awarded an undergraduate research scholarship for her project Titled: “Investigating the trafficking patterns and cellular targets of antibody suppressor CD8+ cytotoxic T cells”

Welcome Newest Lab Members Kavya Koneru and Nadia Rajab! 

“I am a second-year undergraduate pharmaceutical science major at the Ohio State College of Pharmacy. As a part of the Bumgardner Lab, I hope to learn more about immunology and how current research in the field can impact transplant surgery. I am excited to grow as a researcher and learn how to effectively investigate various research questions.”






“I’m a sophomore at Ohio State University, with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in International Relations and Diplomacy. My goal is to work in health equity and help decrease global health disparities. I believe understanding immunology is critical for this, as understanding the immune system helps us understand how we fight diseases, no matter who or where we are. In the Bumgardner lab, I hope to learn more about the intricacies of T cells’ functions and am excited to study the immune systems of living specimen.”

Leadership announcement: Medical Scientist Training Program

On May 14, 2021 Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD, and Rama Mallampalli, MD, were announced as directors for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Carol Bradford, MD, MS, FACS – Dean, College of Medicine was quoted as saying “I am excited to see their leadership of this important program in the years to come.” Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bumgardner and Dr. Mallampalli on their new roles!