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  • Kendi Okuda

    Kendi Okuda, PhD


    Programs: Technical Staff

    Dr. Okuda received his B.A in Biology in 1997, his Masters in 2000 and his PhD in 2005 from University of São Paulo. In 2005 he joined as a Postdoc at Dr. Rabinovitch's Lab at Federal University of São Paulo and in 2008 he started a Postdoctoral training in the Department of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School working with Neal Silverman. Since 2015, Dr. Okuda is an Instructor in the Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology at UMass Medical School, where he studies how Leishmania parasites invade and establish infection in macrophages, using Drosophila and mammalian models.

  • Pavana Ranganath

    Lab Manager and Mouse Wrangler

    Programs: Technical Staff

    Pavana is a key member of the team supporting the lab in many ways, and is particular key in maintainting our animal colony. (2020)