Graduate Student, Alexander Lab, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Hi! I am Bianca and the city I’ve considered home for much of my life has been San Diego, CA. This is where I received a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry/ Cell Biology from UC San Diego and a Master’s in Immunology and Chemical Biology from The Scripps Research Institute. After graduation, I transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry where my project focused on reprogramming the tumor microenvironment to mount a productive anti-tumor inflammatory response. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Alexander Lab where my thesis project focuses on the role of Tregs and inflammatory cells in the context of cardiovascular diseases. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to surf, though I may need to find new hobbies now that I am in Nashville.