A West Michigan native, Gabrielle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University’s Honors College in 2019. She also completed an additional major in Genomics and Molecular Genetics through the College of Natural Science. Her first research project was with Dr. Jim Tiedje uncovering new species of dioxin degrading bacteria. After finding her passion for immunology, she began a research project with Dr. Andrew Olive studying genetic mechanisms underlying regulation of MHCII in chronic infections such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Chlamydia trachomatis.
After graduation, Gabrielle enthusiastically joined PIBS in Fall 2019. In April 2020, she joined both Durga Singer and Beth Moore's labs. She is also completing a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching.