Brinley Rhodes Ford

  • Graduate Student

Rhodes is a PhD candidate in the Program for Microbiology and Immunology. She works in the Poholek lab on epigenetics and metabolism of T cells. She is interested in understanding how metabolism and epigenetics drive functional immune responses, as well as dysfunction in anti-tumor response.

Education & Training

  • BS, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, 2018
  • PhD, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, 2018-Present

Selected Publications

Smith, M.J., Ford, B.R., Rihanek, M., Coleman, B.M., Getahun, A., Sarapura, V.D., Gottlieb, P.A., and Cambier, J.C. (2019). “Elevated PTEN expression maintains anergy in human B cells and reveals unexpectedly high repertoire autoreactivity.” JCI Insight 4. 

Scharping, N.E., Rivadeneira, D.B., Menk, A.V., Rittenhouse, N.L., Vignali, P.D.A., Peralta, R. DePeaux, K., Ford, B.R., Poholek, A.C. and Delgoffe, G.M. “Metabolic stress induced by continuous stimulation under hypoxia rapidly promotes a terminally exhausted state in cytotoxic T lymphocytes” (Submitted) 

Rittenhouse, N.L., Ford, B.R., Vignali, P.D.A., Frisch, A.T., Scharping, N.E., Delgoffe, G.M., Poholek, A.C. “Epigenetic dysfunction of terminally exhausted tumor infiltrating T cells” (In preparation) 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »