Mitra Maz

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow


Mitra is a 2016 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a B.A. in Biology with honors. Following her graduation, she was awarded the NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award and worked in the Laboratory of Immunology at NIAID in Bethesda, Maryland studying regulatory T cell plasticity. She matriculated at the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program in 2017 and joined the lab of Dr. Michelle Kahlenberg in 2020 where she will be studying cutaneous lupus erythematosus. 

Research Interests

Broadly, Mitra is interested in immune regulation and T cell biology as it relates to autoimmunity.

Techniques Used

Cell culture, flow cytometry, Western blot, PCR


National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award (2016-2017)
Washington University Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Student Research Program scholarship (2015)
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Summer Student Research Fellowship (2014)
Parker B. Francis Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award (2013)

Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities

Outside the lab, she loves to cook, is an avid runner, and has a penchant for taking on home improvement projects.