University of California, Los Angeles
Allyson Terry received her BS in Molecular Biology from UCSD in 2012 and worked for five years developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in industry. In 2018, she joined the lab of Dr. Elaine Reed at UCLA as a graduate student. She studies the impact of ischemia-reperfusion injury on the immune response following liver transplantation. Her favorite part of this research is the translational aspect, where she uses patient samples to study the mechanisms responsible for post-transplant outcomes and discovers the potential of the key molecules to be used as diagnostics or therapies to improve transplant patient outcomes in the future.