Jennifer Kyu

Lab TechnicianJennifer Kyu using a serological pipette.

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

PO Box 110880

2015 SW 16th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32611-0880



  • B.M., Piano, University of Florida, 2022
  • B.S., Microbiology & Cell Science, 2022

Research Interests

I joined Dr. Zhou’s lab as an undergraduate student in Fall 2021. I then graduated from the University of Florida in May 2022, and I now work as a lab technician, examining the roles of intracellular and extracellular factors that may impact immune functions and responses. My current project focuses on how essential nutrients may affect cell proliferation and function, specifically in T cells and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). Literature has shown that nutrition deficiency may increase susceptibility to infections and inflammation, so by using model cell lines and cells isolated from mice, I aim to gain a better understanding of the role of nutrients in the immune system. In the future, I’d like to pursue a career in medicine, and I believe that the experiences and knowledge I gained from the Zhou lab will be very valuable for my upcoming endeavors. Outside of research, I enjoy rock climbing, fostering animals, and playing the piano.

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