Tailor Mathes

Tailor Mathes

Pre-doc scholar, TRACT TL1 Program

Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, Medical School

Primary mentor: Tyler Bold, Medical School
Additional mentor: Marc Jenkins, Medical School

ProjectPhenotypic heterogeneity and T cell dependence of cellular host defense mechanisms in tuberculosis

Tailor is a PhD student in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology program. Her research is focused on investigating innate immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, focusing on myeloid cell populations. Utilizing mouse models, single cell RNA sequencing, and fluorescent/barcode labeled Mtb strains, she aims to elucidate different cell phenotypes between infected and bystander populations. She also has interests in investigating the mycobacterial genetic requirements for surviving the macrophage response in the presence and absence of T cell populations.