Lab members

Principal Investigator 



Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology and Immunology

Email: arturo.casadevall[at]


Graduate Students 



Anthony Bowen

Professional Interests: Characterization of antibody; Math modeling

Email: anthony.bowen[at]


Lisa Brown

Professional Interests: Vesicle and pathogenesis of B. anthracis and B. subtilis

Email: lisa.brown[at]


Carolina Coelho

Professional Interests: Antibody isotypes and response in macrophages

Email: ccoelho[at]


Carlos Deleon-Rodriguez

Professional Interests: C. neoformans and macrophage interactions

Email: carlos.deleon-rodriguez[at]


Eric Jung

Professional Interests: Capsule growth in C. neoformans

Email: eric.jung[at]


Sabriya Stukes

Professional Interests: Phagosome extrusion; Annexin function

Email: sabriya.stukes[at]



Postdoctoral Fellows 


 Ana Camila 

Ana Camila Oliveira Souza, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Role of c-type lectin receptors in the recognition of C. neoformans and macrophage function

Email: ana.oliveira[at]


Estefania Martins, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Characterization of macrophage population involved in the immune response induced by antibodies against C. neoformans 

Email: estefaniabio[at]

 Mary Ann 

Mary Ann Pohl, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Antibody development against anthrax



Rafael Prados-Rosales, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Vaccine development against tuberculosis; Vesicle and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis

Email: rafael.prados-rosales[at]


Johanna Rivera, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Vaccine development against anthrax; Humoral immunity

Email: rivera[at]


Julie Wolf, Ph.D.

Professional Interests: Vesicle and pathogenesis of C. neoformans

Email: julie.wolf[at]

Lab Manager 



Antonio Nakouzi-Naranjo

Professional Interests: Antibody structure and function

Email: nakouzi[at]





Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Professional Interests: Humoral immune response to tuberculosis; Tuberculosis serology; Diagnosis of tuberculosis; Risk factors for recurrent Candida vaginitis; Immune responses in Candida vaginitis

Email: jacqueline.achkar[at]


Stuart Chaskes, M.S.

Professional Interests: Tryptophan derived pigments in C. neoformans and virulence

Email: stuart.chaskes[at]




  Ana Batista 

Ana Batista

Professional Interests: Vaccine development against tuberculosis

Email: ana.batista[at]


Casadevall Lab Alumni here 


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