Visiting Assistant Professor
Immunology and Cell Biology


Elena is an immunologist interested in understanding the activation and regulation of immune responses. Her doctoral research focused on studying the mechanisms that protect developing and activated lymphocytes from cancerous transformation during proliferation. She also studied T cell responses against cancers and infections. In her free time, Elena enjoys barre workouts, crafting, cuddling with her cat, and making Croatian food and desserts for friends.

BA: Macalester College

PhD: Washington University in St. Louis