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Katelyn Heimbruch

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Katelyn Heimbruch

G2 Student

Locations

  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information

Biography

Education

BS, Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

Faculty Advisor

Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy; located at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Cancer biology, immunology, genetics

Research Experience

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012-2015
Advisor: David O'Connor
Research focused on host immunogenetics related to viral infection. Projects included characterizing MHC genetic diversity in sooty mangabeys and novel virus discovery in african green monkeys.

Publications

Heimbruch K, Karl J, Wiseman R, Dudley D, Johnson Z, O’Connor D. Novel MHC class I full-length allele and haplotype characterization in sooty mangabeys. Immunogenetics. August 2015; 67(8): 437-45. doi: 10.1007/s00251-015-0847-0.

Karl J, Heimbruch K, Vriezen C, Mironczuk C, Dudley D, Wiseman R, O’Connor D. Survey of major histocompatibility complex class II diversity in pig-tailed macaques. Immunogenetics. November 2014; 66(11):613-23. doi: 10.1007/s00251-014-0797-y.

Bailey A, Lauck M, Ghai R, Nelson C, Heimbruch K, Hughes A, Goldberg T, Kuhn J, Jasinka A, Feimer N, Apetrei C, O’Connor D. Arteriviruses, pegiviruses, and lentiviruses are common among wild African monkeys. Journal of Virology. July 2016; 90(15):6724-37. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00573-16.

General Interests

I enjoy cooking and baking. I love traveling and planning new trips almost as much! I also like going to concerts (Summerfest is the best!) and Badger games (basketball is my favorite).