Monica Mugnier, Principal Investigator

Monica joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. She completed her PhD at Rockefeller University in Nina Papavasiliou's lab, where she developed VSG-seq, an approach for measuring VSG expression in T. brucei populations in vivo. When she's not in the lab, she likes to hang out with her animals, Bailey and The Stallion. 


Gabriela Romero Meza, Postdoc

Gabriela received her PhD in Molecular Biomedicine at CINVESTAV in Mexico City in 2016. She has been working with trypanosomatids for many years, and during her PhD she discovered the first negative regulator of transcription in T. brucei. In the Mugnier Lab, she is studying the mechanisms of mosaic formation in T. brucei. Outside the lab she enjoys running, doing yoga, playing with her dogs, and baking (a pastime she finds very similar to labwork!).


Sarah Sudlow, Intern

Sarah is a junior biology major at the University of Maryland, College Park. She joined the Mugnier Lab in May 2017 as a Research Intern in the JHSPH Summer Internship Program. Sarah hopes that her time in the Mugnier lab will help her expand her laboratory skills and decide what she will pursue after her undergraduate career


Janessa Aneke, Rotation Student

Janessa Aneke is a graduate of Emory University where she received her bachelor's degree in Biology. She is currently a first year doctoral student in MMI. Her ultimate goal is to work in the pharmaceutical industry to develop therapies against infectious diseases endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Her passion for public health and scientific research has led her on this journey, and she hopes to make a global impact with her efforts. 


Former members:

     Joshua Leitão (Volunteer, 2017)                                                                                                            Quigly Dragotakes (Rotation, 2017)