One of iCubed’s most important roles is educating and training the next generation of vaccine and immunology researchers.
iCubed seeks to make a strong impact in the fields of immunology, microbiology, and vaccinology both locally, in Rhode Island and beyond, by providing junior researchers with opportunities to learn from our institute’s most skilled scientists. Our scientists have a successful record developing junior researchers into well-versed professionals through education in unique technologies and hands-on laboratory experiences. Our continued vision is to train and cultivate students to become practiced, innovative, and worldly researchers who can enhance and progress vaccine development and related biologic products.
If you are interested in finding out more about iCubed’s paid and/or volunteer training opportunities please email us at email@example.com.
- Postdoctoral Fellow
- German diploma degree in Biology of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt, Germany)
- PhD performed at the Robert Koch Institute (Berlin, Germany)
- PhD degree obtained in 2014 in Immunology/Virology from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
After finishing his PhD in Germany, Dr. Gabriel joined the iCubed team in November 2014. With his background in Virology and Immunology, and his previous works in the field of HIV/SIV, he is supporting the research team of Dr. Barbara Lohman-Payne. The main goal of the current project is the characterization of the T cell receptor repertoire of HIV exposed but uninfected (HEU) infants.
- Postdoctoral Fellow
- Ph.D. in Insect Immunology/Virology from the University of Strasbourg, France
- M.Sc. in Fundamental Virology from the University of Paris-Diderot and Institut Pasteur, France
- B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nancy, France
Dr. Barbier joined iCubed in December 2014 to perform research on Dengue virus alongside Dr. Carey Medin. His current research focus is to investigate how Dengue virus interferes with cellular organelles such as mitochondria. He is also participating in a project in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Kate Fitzgerald (UMass Medical School) to analyze expression changes of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) during Dengue virus infection in dendritic cells.
Andres Gutiérrez Núñez
Andres Gutiérrez Núñez, B.Eng.
- Ph.D. Student in Cell and Molecular Biology program
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology Engineering, Universidad Católica de Santa María, Arequipa, Peru
- Research Assistant at Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit and Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Andres is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Annie De Groot and Dr. Lenny Moise. He joined iCubed in 2011 and have been involved in the development of different immunoinformatics tools with human and animal applications (JanusMatrix, CHOPPI, PigMatrix, FishMatrix, EpiCC). He is working on the prediction and validation of conserved T cell epitopes from prevalent swine influenza viruses. He is also participating in developing a tool that compares predicted T cell epitope content to better define the degree of conservation between vaccines and circulating strains. His research is performed in collaboration with Dr. Crystal Loving at the USDA-ARS and mainly funded by the National Pork Board.
- Jeremiah Alves
- Sarah Janoudi
- Siraj Janoudi
- Austin Menge
- Joe Silva
- Jenna Wolanski
- Anju Gupta
- Danielle Aguirre
- Ariel Lopez
- Ben Javery
- Christopher Lopes
- Hassan Janoudi
- Jacob Spinale
- Joe Silvia
- Jeremiah Alves
- Sierra Vaois
- Tori Deschenes
- Adianna Nwangwu
- Alexandra Bicki
- Amalia Amburn
- Brandon Sepe
- Brian McGreen
- Chris Bailey-Kellogg
- Farzana Kibria
- Javier Enciso Benavides
- Kotu Sangare
- Lily Roderick-Buescher
- Oumar Kone
- William Hahn
- Yoonjoo Choi
- Amy Boisvert
- Anthony Mazzaferro
- Dana Goplerud
- Gloria Tejada
- Mike Carroll
- Patrick Brehio
- Jennifer Teixeira
iCubed internship programs welcome eligible college, graduate and professional students to conduct biomedical research with iCubed faculty. Our internship opportunities include: URI Biotechnology and Summer Internship programs.
To apply please include all of the following documents, in order, in a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Cover Letter stating goals and intentions
- iCubed internship application
- Curriculum vitae/resume
- One Letter of Recommendation (within scientific field)
- Transcripts to be sent after semester end
- Please name PDF file lastname_Intern_Application.pdf
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To apply for an internship you must: Currently be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or have a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. Be able to commit 30-35 hours a week during the summer.
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Recent BioTech Intern Program Graduates
- Undergraduate Student (URI) in Medical Laboratory Science concentrating in Biotechnology Manufacturing
- Graduate, iCubed Biotech Internship Program, Summer 2015Under the supervision of Dr. Rui Liu Joe Silvia gained experience working on vaccine development for HIV and Burkholderia.
- Undergraduate Student (URI) in Medical Laboratory Science concentrating in Biotechnology Manufacturing and Biochemistry
- Graduate, iCubed Biotech Internship Program, Summer 2015. Under the supervision of Dr. Rui Liu Jacob Spinale gained experience working on vaccine development for HIV and Burkholderia.