Caroline Whitty

Position: Research Technician

Email: Caroline.Whitty [at]

I am from Chicago, and graduated from University of Michigan ('19) with a major in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Business at Stephen M. Ross School of Business. My interest in biomedical research began at University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in the Buckanovich Lab. I then completed two industry internships in discovery immuno-oncology research at: Lycera Corporation, Ann Arbor (1 yr '17-'18) and Merck Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, in the Cua Lab (Summer '18). Both inspired me to learn more about immunology and gain additional research experience before I attend Graduate School -- and led me to UCSF. I am very fortunate to be working in the Marson Laboratory, a pioneer and leader in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing of immune cells, with Sagar Bapat, my outstanding mentor. We are investigating questions related to T cell metabolism and cytokine expression.

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors (running and hiking), travel, SF sporting events, stand-up comedy performances and musical concerts, as wells as trying new restaurants.