Headshot portrait of Jordan Brzezny - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: John Boothroyd, Microbiology & Immunology

Jordan is studying immune reactions during parasite infection. It has been shown that genes play a large role in characterizing this response, and he is particularly interested in understanding how genetic differences in rats are correlated to different immune responses during Toxoplasma infection. Ultimately he would like to understand these results in the context of human Toxoplasmosis patients.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Polymorphic Residues in NLRP1Control Toxoplasma gondii Sensing

Jordan Brzezny1, Sarah Ewald1, John Boothroyd1
[Department of Microbiology & Immunology1, Stanford University]