Stephanie Brandt, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow


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Stephanie Brandt, PhD
Stephanie was raised in Tekoa, a small town in the Palouse, a region of Eastern Washington. She received her Bachelorís degree in Microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.  As an undergraduate, she conducted research in the laboratory of Sheila Lukehart, studying outer membrane proteins of Treponema pallidum. During this period, she also worked at Seattle Genetics, a biotechnology company developing antibody-drug conjugates for targeted chemotherarpy.  Stephanie then matriculated into the PhD program in Microbiology & Immunology at Indiana University, joining the lab of Henrqiue Serezani.  Her thesis project examined the role of leukotienes in regulating innate immune responses to MRSA in skin infection, including novel therapeutic strategies.  The last year of her graduate studies were completed at Vanderbilt University with the move of her PI to that institution. Stepheanie's postdocotral research is conducted in collaboration with our colleagues at Cidara Therapeutics (San Diego), and explores novel therapeutic approaches to recruit or redirect host immune defenses against multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens.