Graduate Student, Rendina-Ruedy Laboratory, , Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Erykah is a graduate student in the Rendina-Ruedy lab. She came to Vanderbilt in 2022 after completing a Bachelor’s in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hampton University (2020) and IRTA Fellowship in Vaccine Immunology Program (2022). During her time at the NIH, she focused on the development of naïve B cells to make antibodies that can fight HIV mutation in anticipation for boosting and maturation using HIV trimers, leading to the development of potential vaccines. Her current research in focused on the role of lipolysis of bone marrow adipocytes and its metabolic impact on bone health.