Eli went to the University of Kansas for his undergraduate degree, where he earned a B.S. in Cellular Biology with Departmental Honors. While there, he worked as an undergraduate researcher in the lab of Dr. Lisa Timmons on RNAi and epigenetic silencing mechanisms in C. elegans. Eli joined the Program in Immunology in Fall 2016, and has since joined the Raghavan lab for his thesis work.
Flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, imaging cytometry, plasmid cloning, lentiviral infections/CRISPR knockdown, protein purification, Western blotting, qPCR, MACS cell separation, antigen-specific CTL sorting and expansion, CTL activation assays, cross-presentation assays.
2021 - Immunology Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
2021 - Monte V Hobbs Student Award
2020 - The Herman & Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research
2019 - 1st place Poster Award, 18th Annual Immunology Program Retreat
2018 - Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant awardee
2018 - 3rd place Poster Award, 17th Annual Immunology Program Retreat
2016 - Biology Departmental Honors, University of Kansas
2015 - Undergraduate Research Award, University of Kansas
Cellular Biotechnology Training Program Symposium (2019)."
Cooking, traveling, hiking.