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Graduate Research Assistant

Christian Agosto-Burgos has a BS in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey.  During 2016, he pursued a Post-baccalaureate focused on immunology at Dr. De Paris’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Agosto-Burgos joined the Biology and Biomedical Science Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Pathobiology and Translational Sciences under the mentorship of Drs. Ronald Falk, MD, Megan Free, PhD and Dominic Ciavatta, PhD. His research focuses on understanding the underlying factors of aberrant immune cell responses in Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ANCA) – vasculitis, a rare autoimmune disease, with the ultimate goal of restoring immune cell functionality and central tolerance in ANCA vasculitis patients. Christian Agosto-Burgos is an experienced Graduate Research Assistant in our department doing cutting edge research in autoimmunity with a demonstrated history of working in higher education, diversity and inclusion initiatives, science outreach and science communication.

  • Dr. Ronald Falk's Lab