Mayo Akinbo

TIM3 on DCs Helps Fight Viruses

Mayo is a third-year Immunology PhD candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Josalyn Cho. She graduated with Honors from The University of Iowa during the height of the pandemic in May 2020, earning a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Chemistry. Her research focuses on the role of TIM3 expressed by dendritic cells in cross presentation of antigens, particularly during influenza A viral infection. When not in the lab, Mayo can be found playing tennis, doing trivia with friends, playing guitar, dancing, or hanging out with her rabbits, Duke and Prince Bunnigan.

Mayo Akinbo