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Isabel Forlastro

Graduate student (first year)

Isabel was born and raised in southern Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona where she pursued a double-major in Veterinary Science and Microbiology.

As an undergraduate, she studied the mechanism of a bacterial secretion system under Dr. Patricia Stock. After graduating, she moved to Ithaca to pursue a PhD in the BBS program. In the Rudd lab, she is studying the age structure of the CD8+ T cell compartment and how environmental factors impact T cell fate and localization in tissues.

In her free time, Isabel enjoys working out, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her pets.

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