Team


Dr. Mike Criscitiello

MIKE CRISCITIELLO



Principal Investigator
Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
mcriscitiello@cvm.tamu.edu

Executive Assistant: Lauren Pluhar, lpluhar@cvm.tamu.edu

B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC (Jenny Ting)
M.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, East Carolina University, Greenville NC (Tom McConnell, higher administration)
Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL (Churchill McKinney, retired)
Post-doc University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD (Martin Flajnik)

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JEANNINE OTT



Post-Doctoral Research Associate
jott@cvm.tamu.edu

Ph.D. Immunogenetics, Texas A&M University

Minal Jamsandekar

MINAL JAMSANDEKAR



Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Sciences (Leif Andersson and Brian Davis, PIs)
minal03@tamu.edu

Studying the evolutionary population genomics of MHC genes in Atlantic herring

M.Sc. Biotechnology – IIT Roorkee, India
B.Sc. Biotechnology – Ruia College, India



J.M. CODY HORTON



Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Genomics and Bioinformatics
c_horton@tamu.edu

Studying the use of gene conversion to diversify cattle Ig heavy chain repertoire

B.S. Biology, University of South Alabama, Mobile AL
B.S. Animal Science, Auburn University, Auburn AL

“Passion for your work is a little bit of discovery, followed by a lot of development, & then a lifetime of deepening.”
- A quote Cody likes, by Angela Duckworth



KARINA HISSEN



Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Sciences
klhissen@tamu.edu

Investigating the impact of dietary glutamate on the development of the gut mucosal immunity in hybrid striped bass.

M.S. Candidate Biology, San Francisco State University
B.S. Animal Science, University of California, Davis

“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, [science]...the world is so rich simply throbbing with rich treasures.”
- A quote Karina likes, by Henry Miller



NICOLE GLENN



Student Doctor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
anglenn@cvm.tamu.edu

Studying the diversity of unique bison and cattle antibodies and their various tissue expressions

B.S. Marine Biology, Texas A&M University Galveston
B.S. Marine Fisheries, Texas A&M University Galveston
DVM Class of 2023

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.” ― Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance




ANIKA FELIX



Master's Student in Biomedical Sciences-NTO
anikafelix@tamu.edu

B.A. in Biology & minor in Spanish, Texas A&M University

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” - A quote Anika likes, by Dolly Parton

JILL SKROBARCZYK photo

JILL SKROBARCZYK



Ph.D. student in Poultry Science, studying under Luc Berghman
jillpigs@tamu.edu

Studying the generation of chicken recombinant monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic applications.

B.S. Poultry Science, Texas A&M University



KAITLYN ROMOSER



Research Assistant
kaitlyn.romoser@tamu.edu

Supporting PRESCIENT B cell repertoire microfluidics and studying MHC class I molecules and cancer in California sea lions

B.S. Environmental Studies with Minor in Oceanography, Texas A&M University



OMAR ALI MANZUR



Undergraduate Researcher
omaralimanzur@tamu.edu

Studying evolution of the immunoglobulin sigma light chain

B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University



CLAIRE CHRISTIAN



Undergraduate Researcher
clairechrist01@tamu.edu

Studying the natural history of the surrogate light chain of the pre-B cell receptor

B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University