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Adam Courtney

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow (Immunology)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, PhD (Biochemistry)

University of Waterloo, BS (Biochemistry)

Dr. Courtney’s research interests include signal transduction in the immune system, T cell signaling pathways, immunotherapy strategies, protein regulation, and cancer therapeutics.

Graduate Students


Yating (Christina) Zheng

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BS

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

Charles W. Edmunds Fellowship, 2021

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Claire Shudde

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

Abilene Christian University, BS (Chemistry)

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP), 2021

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in Drug Discovery, 2023

Monica Chanda

PhD Student (Cancer Biology)

Purdue University, BS (Biomedical Engineering)

Purdue University, MS (Biomedical Engineering)

Cancer Biology Training Program, 2021

Rogel Cancer Center TrEC Predoctoral Fellowship, 2022

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Zehui Gu

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BS

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

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Grace Aleck

PhD Student (Cellular & Molecular Biology)

Boston College, BS (Biology)

Cell & Molecular Biology Training Program, 2022


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Xinyu Wang

Research Technician

China Pharmaceutical University, BS

University of Michigan MS (Pharmacology)



Undergraduate Researchers

Kora Reid, Undergraduate Researcher


Joseph Serrenho

Research Technician

Next position: Vanderbilt PhD Program


Paola Medina-Cabrera

Post-Bac Researcher (U-M PREP)

Next position: U-M PIBS Cancer Biology PhD Training Program

Taylor Piper 

Research Technician

Undergraduate Researchers

Kaitlyn Kunselman (2021)

Lilliana Trinch (2022)

Elian Ruiz-Arevalo (2023)

Rotation Students

Matthew Perricone (Immunology) 2022

Jiayu Wang (Pharmacology) 2020

Monica Bonilla (Cancer Biology) 2020

Brian Tran (Pharmacology) 2019

Shreeya Bakshi (Pharmacology) 2019

Erik Peterson (Cancer Biology) 2019

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