Pijus Barman, PhD, received his doctorate in immunology at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), in Bhubaneswar, India. While at ILS, he studied mutual regulation of inflammatory responses by danger associated molecular patterns and pathogen associated molecular patterns. Before joining the Goodridge Lab at Cedars-Sinai, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the lab of Timothy Koh, PhD, where Barman studied myelopoiesis during diabetic wound healing. He is currently developing new models to study pathways of myeloid cell production and the origins of functionally distinct monocyte subsets in healthy aging and in the context of infection and inflammation.
Muhammad Ghauri graduated with his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He subsequently conducted research into gene editing in immune cells with David Rawlings, MD, at the Seattle Children's Research Institute. Ghauri was previously involved in research into chemotherapeutic delivery for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and novel imaging and electrode placement techniques for deep brain stimulation with Ryder Gwinn, MD, at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle.
Anja Wolf earned her bachelor's degree in cellular and molecular biology from California State University, Chico, where she studied hematopoiesis in the laboratory of David Stachura, PhD. She is now pursuing a collaborative PhD thesis research project in the Goodridge and Berman Laboratories, performing epigenetic and single-cell transcriptomic studies to define mechanisms of myeloid cell differentiation and functional programming. Wolf is particularly interested in how tumors modulate myelopoiesis to suppress anti-tumor immune responses and promote tumor growth.