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
ph.d. uc san diego
Project: Examining the role of Id proteins in T cell activation, differentiation, and memory formation.
Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society (TIAGS) FELLOWSHIP
m.s. molecular biology, xiamen univ
Project: Exploring the network of
transcription factors that underlies the differentiation of CD8 T cells
from naive to effector to memory cells.
Dr. Huang Memorial Scholarship
Graduate Student (Medical Scientist Training Program)
b.s. biology, mit
Project: Identifying regulators of CD4 tissue resident T cells differentiation during viral infection.
M.d., ph.d. biomedicine - oncology,
university of helsinki
Project: Addressing the role of micro-environmental stimuli on anti-tumor adaptive immunity and deciphering transcriptional regulation of CD8 T cell effector function and memory formation to maximize anti-tumor immunity.
Sigrid Jusélius fellowship
b.s. biomechanical engineering, stanford university
Project: Identifying novel transcriptional regulators of CD4 T-Cell activation, differentiation, and memory formation.
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.