Jordan K. Vance
Graduate Research Assistant
Jordan Vance is a graduate student at West Virginia University in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology. She received her B.S. in immunology and medical microbiology in 2020 from WVU. She is currently pursuing a PhD in immunology and microbial pathogenesis. Under the mentorship of Dr. Cory Robinson, she has helped develop a neonatal mouse model of gram-negative bacterial sepsis. Using this model, she has characterized elements of the neonatal immune system. Specifically, her research has focused on myeloid-derived suppressor cells and the immune-suppressive cytokine interleukin-27. Her graduate work focuses on the mechanisms behind IL-27 and other elements that characterize differences between adult and neonatal immunity.