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Past Predoctoral Member: Rachael Miller Orlandella

Graduate Program: Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology Theme
WTI 301
1824 6th Ave South
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35233
Full CV

I graduated from the University of Georgia in Spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During my undergraduate career, I worked in the R&D laboratory of a small biopharmaceutical company that develops enzyme replacement therapies for rare metabolic diseases. In the Fall of 2015, I started graduate school in the Cancer Biology Theme in the Graduate Biomedical Sciences PhD program at UAB, and joined Dr. Lyse Norian's lab. My research in Dr. Norian's lab focuses on understanding how diet and obesity impact CD8+ T cell function, with and without renal tumor challenge.


Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship Program


  • TGF-β Receptor III Regulates the Differentiation of CD4+ T cells
    Authors: Rachael Orlandella, Molly Boland, Patrizia De Sarno, Chander Raman
  • T cell Activation Kinetics in the Renal Tumor Microenvironment
    Authors: Rachael Orlandella, Shannon Boi, Brett Gross, Meghan Francis, Lyse A. Norian
  • Impact of Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide on Effector Memory T cell Reconstitution after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
    Authors: Rachael Orlandella, Ayman Saad, Samantha Langford, Lawrence Lamb

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's project is supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and NCI grant number R01CA181088-04 (to LAN). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 08/01/2016 - 2019
Primary Mentor: Lyse Norian, PhD
Co-mentors: José Fernández, PhD; Laura Rogers, MD