Research Assistant 
2015- 2016


BA, Biology, University of Northern Iowa, 2003


I primarily study the immune response in mice following different viral infections.


  1. Martin MD, DB Danahy, SM Hartwig, JT Harty, and VP Badovinac. Revealing the Complexity in CD8 T Cell Responses to Infection in Inbred C57B/6 versus Outbred Swiss Mice. Front Immunol. 8:1527 (2017) [PubMed]
  2. Danahy DB, SM Anthony, IJ Jensen, SM Hartwig, Q Shan, HH Xue, JT Harty, TS Griffith, and VP Badovinac. Polymicrobial sepsis impairs bystander recruitment of effector cells to infected skin despite optimal sensing and alarming function of skin resident memory CD8 T cells. PLoS Pathog 13: 9 (2017) [PubMed]
  3. Van Braeckel-Budimir N, MD Martin, SM Hartwig, KL Legge, VP Badovinac, and JT Harty. Antigen Exposure History Defines CD8 T Cell Dynamics and Protection During Localized Pulmonary Infections. Front Immunol 27: 1-11 (2017) [PubMed]
  4. Shan Q, Z Zeng, S Xing, F Li, SM Hartwig, JA Gullicksrud, SP Kurup, N Van Braeckel-Budimir, Y Su, MD Martin, SM Varga, I Taniuchi, JT Harty, W Peng, VP Badovinac, and HH Xue. The transcription factor Runx3 guards cytotoxic CD8+ effector T cells against deviation towards follicular helper T cell lineage. Nat Immunol. 18; 931-939. (2017) [PubMed]