B.S., Stony Brook University
Makheni Jean Pierre is a postbaccalaureate fellow who joined the Signaling Systems Section in 2020 through the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP). He obtained his associate degree in science from Queensborough Community College (QCC New York) then transferred to Stony Brook University to complete his bachelor’s in biology. His interest lies in the intracellular signaling processes in macrophages in response to activation by pathogens. He is currently working on a target protein discovered in a genetic screen that regulates the expression of key genes involved in the TLR4 pathway in macrophages, in order to control the degree of immune response in certain situations. Outside of lab, he likes to play soccer, cook, travel, bike everywhere, and work out. He gives a lot of importance to his mental health and strives for an optimal work life balance.