5th year graduate student
Cybelle Tabilas was born in the Philippines and grew up in Woodland, California. She got her B.A. from Willamette University in Oregon then received a one year NIH fellowship where she studied the signaling pathways that underlie thymus organogenesis.
Her thesis focuses on the life history of the CD8+ T cell compartment. She is particularly interested in understanding how factors, such as post-thymic maturation or the environment, impact CD8+ T cell behavior.
Though Cybelle is not a fan of the brutal Ithaca winters, she has learned to tolerate them by leaving lab early to cross country ski. When the weather is nice, she likes to run the trails of Ithaca, eat soft serve at Sweet Melissa's, and rollerblade with her friends. When she's not worrying about anything, she's stressed out about not being stressed out.