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  Jacqueline Kimmey

Jacqueline Kimmey

Assistant Professor



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Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department

Assistant Professor


Disease and Immunity

Kimmey Lab

Biomedical Sciences

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Dr. Kimmey began her career at UCLA where she studied heme acquisition in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the lab of Marcus Horwitz, MD. She did her graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis with Christina Stallings, PhD studying autophagy-independent functions of ATG5 in controlling neutrophil mediated susceptibility to M. tuberculosis. As a postdoc she worked with Victor Nizet, MD at UCSD exploring how host responses dictate outcome of acute bacterial infections such as those caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group A Streptococcus (GAS), Group B Streptococcus (GBS), and Staphylococcus aureus. Her lab at UC Santa Cruz focuses on circadian rhythms and susceptibility to bacterial pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae as well as how microbes influence the vertebrate circaidan clock.

 bacterial pathogesis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, circadian rhythms, inflammation, infectious disease, neutrophil, macropahge, mammalian immunity, zebrafish models


2022 - 2027. R35 MIRA award, NIGMS

2022 - 2026. Pew Scholar (Class of 2022)

2021. Hellman Fellow (2021 awardee, UC Santa Cruz)

2019. Forbes 30 under 30 - Science, 2019


2017. HHMI Hanna Gray Postdoctoral Fellow Finalist

2017 - 2019. UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow (PPFP, UC San Diego)


2016. Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow (Washington University in St. Louis).

2013 - 2016. NSF GFRP (Washington University in St. Louis)


2010 - 2011. MARC Scholar (UCLA).

2009 - 2010. UC LEADS Scholar (UCLA)

METX100 - Introduction to Microbiology
METX206A - Advanced Microbiology
METX210 - Bacterial Pathogenesis
METX238 - Pathogenesis (Inflammation)

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