Projects:- Mapping Innate Immune Cells Underlying Pregnancy Physiology
Jessica Vazquez, MSc, research is focused on understanding how innate immune cells shape a pregnancy. Specifically,
she seeks to understand the role of type 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) in establishing and maintaining a normal pregnancy, and to what extent ILC3s are regulated by other immune cells, such as dendritic cells (DCs). She employs high-polychromatic flow cytometry to phenotype
the various immune subsets found at the maternal-fetal interface. She also uses dimensionality reduction algorithms to cluster and classify various immune cell populations.
Education:Jessica Vazquez, MSc, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
She completed an undergraduate degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate at California State University-Long Beach, and a master’s degree at California State University-Los Angeles.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology (ERP) program at UW-Madison.
Favorite quote: It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it — Roger Smith