Natasha Fewkes, Doctoral Fellow
Natasha Fewkes received her Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from UCLA and has completed two years of medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2008, she entered the Mackall laboratory as a Howard Hughes Cloister Scholar and completed a project evaluating the role of pharmacologic based KIT inhibition on bone marrow engraftment, on which she shares first authorship. In 2009, she was accepted into the NIH-Oxford/Cambridge Graduate Program through which she is currently a PhD Candidate. She will conduct approximately one half of her studies for her PhD in the Mackall laboratory at NIH and the other half in the Powrie lab at Oxford. Her project is focused on the role of dendritic cell IL7Rα signaling in modulating immune tolerance.