Amanda Jezek Martinot, D.VM, M.PH, Ph.D.
Amanda Jezek Martinot, D.VM, M.PH, Ph.D.Collaborator
Dr. Martinot received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She went on to study the epidemiology of infectious diseases and global health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her MPH in 2006. She has since specialized in comparative pathology and infectious diseases by completing her residency training and Ph.D. at the Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center and Harvard School of Public Health where she studied the microbiology and immunopathology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Her research interests lie in understanding the interface of the host immune response to bacterial metabolic state as a means to develop novel therapeutics and vaccines against human and animal tuberculosis (TB) infection. She is interested in understanding the immunologic characteristics of dormant TB within the host environment. She is specifically interested in understanding whether 1) latency associated antigens exist and are effectively presented to the host immune system and 2) we can enhance immune recognition of these antigens to facilitate control of mycobacterial infection in individuals previously exposed to TB. She joined the Barouch lab with the intent to learn vaccine immunology and adenoviral vaccine technology, a knowledge of which she aims to apply to her future work in the field of infectious disease research. LinkedIn/ResearchGate –