Haley Gause

Junior Lab Specialist
I am a recent graduate of CSULB with a degree in microbiology. After having a great time in the Mukherjee Lab during the summer of 2016 as an SRTP student, I am looking forward to being back in the lab developing my research skill set before starting a Ph.D. program in cell biology. My interest in human pathogens began while studying Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite known for manipulating the behavior of its hosts. This year I will be learning more about host-pathogen interactions in the lab by studying how Legionella manipulates host-cell vesicle trafficking upon infection. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, biking, and exploring this wonderful city I now call home.