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Nathan Witman, Graduate Student

Nathan Witman

Graduate Student


  • Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences (IDP)

Contact Information


Mentor: Michael Dwinell, PhD
Year Entered MCW: 2021
Previous Education: MS, Biology with an emphasis in Microbiology, 2020; BS, Biology, Biomolecular Chemistry, and Spanish; Microbiology minor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2018

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the fields of disease pathology, immunology, pathogenesis, and the points at which they converge. Previously, I have evaluated the function of small homeostatic proteins in E. coli, as well as the effects NSAIDS have on metabolic inflammation and the development of obesity. Currently my project aims to understand how the tumor immune microenvironment is remodeled upon treatment with mitochondria-targeted inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation and the consequent changes in immune cell activation that follows in the context of pancreatic cancer.