Ngo is currently majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at University of California, Los Angeles. She aspires to acquire an MD/PhD in pathology. In the Martins Lab, Ngo is involved in a project aiming to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying T lymphocyte functional differentiation.
Nguyen received her bachelor’s of science in Pharmacological Chemistry at University of California, San Diego in 2013. She joined the Martins Laboratory in 2014, where she manages the mice colony and is also involved in several projects studying the role of various transcription factors and cytokines in T cell function.
Ogawa received her PhD in Molecular Biology at Yokohama City University, where she investigated the mechanism of spliceosomal snRNP biogenesis and spinal muscular atrophy (at RIKEN, Japan) and the transcriptional regulation of Foxp3 gene (at the Tone Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai). She joined the Martins Laboratory in 2013 where she is investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying T cell response in the intestinal mucosa.
Porritt received her PhD from Monash University, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Her PhD thesis was performed in the Laboratory of Paul Hertzog, PhD and focused on the mechanisms of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 1 (SOCS1) regulation of type I interferon signaling. In the Martins Laboratory, Porritt is studying the mechanisms underlying the crosstalk between mucosal surfaces microbioma and the adaptive immune system. She is particularly interested in understanding how the microbioma influences T lymphocyte function.