Magdalena M Gorska, MD, PhD

Magdalena M Gorska, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator
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Qian Qian, PhD


Qian Qian, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Qian obtained his Master’s Degree in Genetics and PhD in Immunology from the Soochow University, China. During his Master’s years he focused on cancer epigenetics, linking increased methylation of the decorin gene to metastatic potential of lung cancer cells.  He then developed an interest in immunology and chose it as a subject of his PhD work. In his PhD thesis, he described importance of Toll-like receptor signaling in the pathogenesis of virus-induced myocarditis. Qian joined our lab in March 2015.

Bidisha Paul Chowdhury, PhD

Bidisha Paul Chowdhury, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Bidisha obtained her Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the West Bengal State University, India and her PhD from the Bose Institute and University of Calcutta, India. For her PhD, she studied the immune response to the intracellular parasite Leishmania donovani and how various bacteria-derived immunomodulators modify this response. She joined our lab in March 2017.

Ferdaus Hossain

Ferdaus Hossain, DVM, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate  


Ferdaus obtained his DVM from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh and PhD in Immunology from the Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea.  For his PhD, he studied immune mechanisms of rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbation. His initial postdoctoral training was at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. He joined our lab in August 2020. 

Eloise Aragon

Eloise Aragon, BA/BS

Lab Researcher


Eloise graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. During her college years, she worked in Dr. Sussel’s lab and Dr. Yu’s lab at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, focusing on pancreas development and diabetes. Eloise joined our lab in August 2020.

Lien Hang

Lien Hang, BA/BS

Administrative Assistant

Lien graduated from the University of Colorado in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently working as Administrative Professional III in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.



Past postdoctoral research associates

Mohammad Zeeshan, PhD
Zehua Sun, PhD


Past research technicians

Sarah Manners, BS
Jerica Lenberg, BS


Past clinical fellows and residents

Eileen Wang, MD
Nicole Barberis, MD