Erin Holcomb

PIBS Graduate Student


Erin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2020 with a B.S. and Research Distinction in Microbiology. During her time at OSU, she worked in the lab of Dr. Abhay Satoskar researching the immune mechanisms and vaccine development of the parasitic disease Leishmaniasis. She joined the University of Michigan in 2021 to pursue her graduate work in Immunology.

Research Interests

Erin is broadly interested in cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development, and infectious disease.


2020 – Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2020 – Research Distinction in Microbiology


Animal husbandry, Flow Cytometry, Cytokine ELISA, RNA/DNA isolation, RT-qPCR, Immunofluorescent Staining, Western Blot, Nitric Oxide assay, BCA Protein Assay, Parasite/Cell culture

Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities

In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring the outdoors.