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Gern Lab

Meet the Team

  • Josepha  Klas, BSc

    Josepha Klas, BSc

    Research Scientist I

    Josepha joined the lab after earning her BSc in molecular and cell biology from UC San Diego in 2021. Using advanced quantitative imaging and immunological techniques, she studies spatially resolved host-pathogen interactions and microenvironments which drive the development of diverse pulmonary tuberculosis lesions.

  • Mari  Morikawa

    Mari Morikawa

    Student Helper

    Mari is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington and plans to graduate with a BS in biology (physiology) and a minor in bioethics. She first joined Dr. Kevin Urdahl's lab in 2021 through the UW TB Scholars Program and is excited to continue in the Gern lab.

  • Sylvia  Stull, BS

    Sylvia Stull, BS

    Lab Manager (Research Scientist II)

    Sylvia is a career laboratory scientist. After earning her BS in biology from the University of Washington, she began her career working in husbandry and spent many years working with multiple labs at Fred Hutch Cancer Center, including an extended period working in an immunology lab. Outside of the lab, Sylvia enjoys volunteering at the zoo and is an avid world traveler.

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