Dudley McNitt, Ph.D. completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Pittsburgh. He did his Ph.D. at West Virginia University in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis. Dudley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of James W. Thomas II, M.D.
Learn a bit about his research from Dr. McNitt himself!
"The Importance Of B And T Cell Interactions In The Development Of Type 1 Diabetes."
When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A tiger scientist!
What was it about science that drew you to it?
The ability to increase our understanding about ourselves and world around us. The constant learning and building through asking questions and doing experiments is exciting and rewarding.
If you could study anything, what would it be?
Studying autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, has been a goal of mine since starting undergrad. The research I do now is exactly what I had hoped to study!
What's next for you?
After my postdoc, I would like to either continue in academic research or transition to a position in industry.
Best way to pass the time while waiting on an experiment to finish:
Chatting with friends!
What's the most fun "socially distanced" activity you've done recently?
Playing virtual board games with friends who are all over the country.
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Dudley McNitt, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James W. Thomas II Lab