Adam Courtney

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


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

University of Wisconsin, Madison, PhD (Biochemistry)

University of Waterloo, BSc (Biochemistry)

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

Taylor Piper

Research Technician


University of Michigan, BSc 

Taylor is a recent graduated from U-M in 2019 before joining the lab as a Research Technician. She is interested in immunology & cancer.


Yating (Christina) Zheng

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BSc

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

Charles W. Edmunds Fellowship, 2021

Christina recently graduated with her MS in Pharmacology while working with Dr. Carole Parent to study the enzymes involved in LTB4 biosynthesis. Christina recently joined the Pharmacology PhD program and seeks to investigate how antigen recognition can be regulated in vivo by targeting T cell signaling pathways.


Claire Shudde

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

Abilene Christian University, BSc (Chemistry)

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP), 2021

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Monica Chanda

PhD Student (Cancer Biology)

Purdue University, BSc (Biomedical Engineering)

Purdue University, MS (Biomedical Engineering)

Cancer Biology Training Program, 2021

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Paola Medina-Cabrera

Post-Bac Researcher (U-M PREP)

University of Puerto Rico, BSc (Microbiology)

Undergraduate Researchers

Kaitlyn Kunselman (2021)

Rotation students

Jiayu Wang (Pharmacology) 2020

Monica Bonilla (Cancer Biology) 2020

Brian Tran (Pharmacology) 2019

Shreeya Bakshi (Pharmacology) 2019

Erik Peterson (Cancer Biology) 2019