Jessica Toothaker, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I was attracted to Pittsburgh by the research being done in my field of interest across all of the UPMC, UPitt and Magee Women's Hospital research centers. I ultimately chose Pitt because of the collaborative nature of the faculty, as well as the graduate students, and liked the idea that I would have access to so many people with different specialties while working in lab.

Doctoral Dissertation

Unraveling the complexity of mid-gestation placental immunity

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2021
  • BS in Biology, Syracuse University, 2017

Research Interests

Host-pathogen interactions as they related to women's health