Meet our team...
Elliot graduated from Ohio State University in 2009, and joined UCLA that same year, and in 2011, he joined the Liu lab.
He is interested in studying how the immune system works to combat infectious diseases.
Starting in the fall of 2012, Elliot will be attending graduate school through the Access Program here at UCLA.
Philip pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in Molecular Cell Biology with an emphasis in Immunology. Following his graduation in 2000, he joined UCLA as a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics, studying the innate immune response to M. tuberculosis.
He continued his postdoctoral research at UCLA and was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Postdoctoral Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UCLA, 2009) and the Chancellor’s Award for Post-doctoral Research (UCLA, 2008). In July 2011, Philip joined the the Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center as an Assistant Professor. Upon establishing his laboratory with the department, he has continued to investigate the role of nutrients in the host defense response to M. tuberculosis.
Bertina is a Physiological Science major with a minor in Classical Civilizations, due to graduate in 2013.
She was born and raised in Camariollo CA.
Her research interests include prominent human diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. After graduation she hopes to attend medical school and pursue a medical career in pediatric oncology.
Martin was the first member to join the Liu lab in 2010 as an undergraduate researcher. He will to graduate in 2012 with a major in Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics, and a minor in Biomedical Research.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Martin is interested in pursuing a medical career as an infectious disease physician treating diseases that predominately affect medically indigent populations, and hopes to incorporate research into his medical career.
He was selected as a MARC NIH Research Trainee and was an HHMI EXROP award recipient; in addition he has presented his research at the HHMI summer research symposium, SACNAS national research symposium and the UCLA science poster day.