Cara Wogsland joined the Irish lab at Vanderbilt in 2012 for her Ph.D. thesis research in the Program in Microbiology & Immunology and graduated in May 2017.
Cara’s project focused on signaling control of B cell identity in healthy germinal center reactions, food allergies, and lymphoma.
Current: In 2017, Cara graduated and moved to Bergen, Norway to work as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Lab of Nils Halberg in the Department of Biomedicine at University of Bergen.
Degrees: B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Vanderbilt University.
Cara’s 2017 paper in Cytometry applied mass cytometry to follicular lymphoma for the first time and revealed that follicular lymphoma B cells bear little phenotypic relationship to germinal center B cells, which are traditionally thought to be the cell of origin for this disease:
Wogsland CE, Greenplate AR, Kolstad A, Myklebust JH, Irish JM, Huse K. Mass Cytometry of Follicular Lymphoma Tumors Reveals Intrinsic Heterogeneity in Proteins Including HLA‐DR and a Deficit in Nonmalignant Plasmablast and Germinal Center B‐Cell Populations. Cytometry B 2017 Jan; 92(1):79-87. PMC5506779. Pubmed. DOI.