Oestreich Lab Team

Principal Investigator

Kenneth J. Oestreich, Ph.D. Publications
Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
Microbial Infection and Immunity Department, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Washington, 2008-2013; Postdoctoral Fellowship – Emory University, 2006-2008; Ph.D. – Microbiology and Immunology – Vanderbilt University, 2006; B.S. – Chemistry – Tennessee Tech University, 2000

Post-doctoral Scholars

Srijana Pokhrel, Ph.D. Publications
Post-doctoral Scholar, Microbial Infection and Immunity Department, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Ph.D. – Biomedical Sciences – University of New Mexico, 2020 (Laboratory of Dr. Pamela R. Hall); B.S. – Microbiology – Idaho State University, 2013

 

Graduate Students

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Kaitlin A. Read, M.S. Publications
Graduate Student/Ph.D. Candidate (post-candidacy), Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
M.S. – Biological Sciences, Cell and Organ Systems – University of Delaware, 2013 (Laboratory of Dr. Michelle Parent); B.S. – Biological Sciences, Biochemistry – Virginia Tech, 2009

 

Devin M. Jones – Publications
Graduate Student/Ph.D. Candidate (post-candidacy), Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
B.S. – Biological Sciences – The College of William&Mary, 2018

 

Melissa Leonard, DVM
Graduate Student, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM – The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017; B.S. – Zoology and Environmental Science – Miami University, 2013

 


Jasmine Tuazon
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Medical Student/Graduate Student, MD/Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
B.S. – Biochemistry – Baylor University, 2017

 

Research Staff Members

Robert Warren
Research Assistant for the Oestreich Laboratory
B.S. – Biological Sciences – The Ohio State University, 2019

Oestreich Lab Alumni

Bharath headshotBharath Sreekumar, Ph.D. Publications
Former Graduate Student, Translational Biology Medicine and Health (TBMH) Ph.D. program, Virginia Tech; Ph.D. – Immunology/Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health – Virginia Tech, 2019 (Laboratory of Dr. Ken Oestreich); M.S. – Cell and Molecular Biology – University of New Haven, 2013; B.S. – Industrial Biotechnology – Anna University, 2010
Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Gladstone Institute, UCSF, Laboratory of Dr. Melanie Ott, M.D. Ph.D.

 

Michael Powell, Ph.D. Publications
Former Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Ph.D. – Immunology/Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health – Virginia Tech, 2019 (Laboratory of Dr. Ken Oestreich); B.S. – Bioengineering – University of Maryland, 2013
Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University, Laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Boss

 

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Simran ‘Nikki’ Sandhu, M.D.
Former Medical Student Researcher for the Oestreich Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 202o; B.S. – Biological Sciences – Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
Currently: Medical Resident, Anesthesiology, George Washington School of Medicine

 

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Mustafa Rasheed, M.D.
Former Medical Student Researcher for the Oestreich Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine;
M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2020; B.S. – Biological Sciences, Biochemistry – Virginia Tech, 2014; B.A. – Chemistry – Virginia Tech, 2014
Currently: Medical Resident, Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine

 

Moon headshotSol Moon, M.D.
Former Medical Student Researcher in the Oestreich Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2020; B.A. – Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of California at Berkeley, 2014
Currently: Medical Resident, Urology, UAB School of Medicine

 

Sam Dickerson
Former Undergraduate Researcher for the Oestreich Lab
B.S. –  Biological Sciences – Virginia Tech, 2020
Currently: Medical student, Eastern Virginia Medical School

 

Jawad headshotShah ‘Jawad’ Zafar, M.D.
Former Medical Student Researcher for the Oestreich Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2017; M.H.S. – Molecular Microbiology and Immunology – Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2013; B.S. – Biological Sciences – University of Maryland, 2011
Currently: Internal Medicine Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center

Ian D. Cooley, M.D.Cooley Headshot 2017
Former Medical Student Researcher for the Oestreich Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
M.D. – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2017; M.S. – Biology – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2013; B.A. – Economics – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
Currently: Rheumatology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

Emily Martin
Former Undergraduate Researcher for the Oestreich Lab
B.S. –  Microbiology – Virginia Tech, 2017
Currently: Ph.D. student, Wake Forest University

 

Chandra headshotChandra Baker
Former Research Specialist I for the Oestreich Lab; B.S. – Biochemistry – Virginia Tech, 2007
Currently: Research Associate and Laboratory Manager, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

 

Paul headshotPaul W. McDonald, Ph.D.
Former Research Scientist for the Oestreich Lab; Ph.D. – Neuroscience – Vanderbilt University, 2006; B.S. – Physiology – University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998
Currently: Senior Analyst, Proactive Worldwide

 

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Ashlyn Anderson
Former Undergraduate Researcher for the Oestreich Lab; B.S. – Biological Sciences – Roanoke College, 2016
Currently: Ph.D. candidate, University of Alabama at Birmingham, laboratory of Dr. Laurie E. Harrington