Vivian Patrick

Student Researcher
Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program

Vivian is a Nashville native and undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She joined the VVRP in 2022 as a summer intern with the clinical team. During the fall of 2022 she began a research project focused on S. aureus colonization in children receiving CFTR modulator therapy. Her project seeks to determine whether genetic differences in the bacterial isolates affect risk of disease progression, understand overall genetic similarities and differences among infecting strains, and define the seroprevalence of staphylococcal antibodies. She is currently applying to medical schools, with the hope of matriculating in the fall of 2024.