Lillia grew up outside of Boston and attended Mount Holyoke College, graduating magna cum laude with a major in biochemistry in 2018. Following graduation she spent three years as a research technician at the Boston University School of Medicine in Lee Quinton's lab, studying the innate response to bacterial pneumonia. In 2021 Lillia joined the University of Michigan School of Medicine for a PhD in immunology.
Dysregulation of the innate immune system in response to an infection or disease with a focus on the CNS
2021 Bernard Maas Fellowship University of Michigan
2018 Student Leadership and Service Award, Mount Holyoke College
2016 Abby Howe Turner Award, Mount Holyoke College
Hobbies and Extracurricular Interests
Outside of the lab you'll often find Lillia knitting, cooking, or playing with her cat, Patsy.