Kevin Bonham received his Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard University studying how the cells of the innate immune system detect and respond to the presence of infectious microorganisms. Since defending, he was a curriculum for two years for the Masters program in immunology at Harvard, designed an online biochemistry course, and published research on the microbiology of cheese rinds and the underrepresentation of women in computational biology. He is now a postdoctoral fellow with Curtis Huttenhower, studying the relationship of the human microbiome to autoimmune diseases. You can find him all over the web (blog, twitter, reddit).

Matthew Woodruff graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, and received his Ph.D in Immunology from Harvard. He now works as a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University with a focus on the basic mechanisms of vaccination. Outside of bench work, he is interested in the use of creative design and non-traditional presentation to make complex immunological concepts relatable to a broad audience. 

Kate Franz is a graduate student in the Program of Virology at Harvard University. Her research focuses on how viruses are detected in the cytoplasm of cells. She completed her bachelor’s degree in microbial biology at the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.

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Camilla Engblom received her bachelor of arts from Macalester College in Minnesota, which was followed by a PhD in immunology from Harvard University. Her thesis focused on fundamental tumor-host interactions involving the immune system. Currently, she is continuing her work in cancer immunology as a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

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Chadene Tremaglio received her PhD in Microbiology from Boston University School of Medicine, where she studied RNA virus transcription and replication mechanisms.  She did a postdoc at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she worked on a putative tumor suppressor protein in ovarian cancer, and delivery strategies for a novel epigenetic reprogramming platform therapeutic.  She is currently living the soccer mom lifestyle in suburban Connecticut, semi-occasionally blogging about science, and optimizing protocols (recipes) for her husband and kids.  Find her on twitter and check out her blog!