Gonzales, Marissa (Bullock)

April 17, 2018 by seg2z@virginia.edu

Marissa Gonzales

Gonzales, Marissa (Bullock)

Graduate Student

Research Interest:

The metabolic requirements of T cells fluctuate with energetic and biosynthetic demands.  Insufficient metabolism may result in the poor proliferation and functional capabilities of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL).  In functional T cells, mitochondria form a dynamic network through the processes of fission and fusion to respond to the changing demands of the cell.    I am interested in investigating the contribution of mitochondrial dynamics and defects towards insufficient metabolism in TIL.