Jourdan McMillan, PhD.

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo St BSB 320
Honolulu Hawaii 96813

Telephone: (808) 692-1607
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Beloit College, B.S. Biochemistry
University of Hawaii at Manoa, PhD. Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology

Research Training Background

Immunology and Parasitology

Research Focus
Study of human B cell maturation, differentiation, and memory development in response to various PRR ligands and vaccine antigens to guide more rational, data-driven vaccine adjuvant incorporation.

Ongoing Projects and Opportunities for Students to Participate

  • Evaluation of human B cell responses to various pattern recognition receptor ligands as potential vaccine adjuvants
  • Evaluation of antigen-specific B cells and antibody responses in vaccinated individuals (TDaP vaccine, COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, Influenza vaccine)
  • Review of toxoplasmosis cases in Hawaii