Ananda is Professor and Chair of the Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology at the University of California, San Diego where she started her lab in 2004.
In 2011 Ananda was named a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar, and in 2007 she was named a Pew Scholar. She is also a recipient of the Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Award, V Scholar Award and the Julia Brown Faculty Fellowship.
ph.D. University of North Carolina
Project: Identifying regulators of CD8 T cell differentiation during viral infection and cancer.
ucsd molecular biology cancer fellowship
Project: Examining the mechanism of Id2 protein stability in CD8+ T cells as well as the role Id2 and Id3 plays in the formation of CD8+ T cell memory populations following infection.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellowship
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW PH.D. University of washington
Project: Defining how tissue environment impacts the differentiation of CD8+ tissue resident memory cells
Graduate Student (Medical Scientist Training Program)
b.s. biology, mit
Project: Identifying regulators of CD4 tissue resident T cells differentiation during viral infection.
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
b.s. biomechanical engineering, stanford university
Project: Identifying novel transcriptional regulators of CD4 T-Cell activation, differentiation, and memory formation.
Project: Identifying novel transcription regulators of tissue resident memory CD8+ T cells.
UC San Diego
Project: Chromatin Landscape of CD8 T cells
Cell and Molecular Genetics Training Program
b.s. molecular biology candidate (class of 2018)
Project: Investigating the role of Zeb2 transcription factor in CD8 T cell differentiation and homeostasis after the effector phase in immune response.
Project: Studying the role of Brd4 in T cell differentiation and function.