education & professional background 

Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine, USC, 2011-Present
Assistant Professor, University Chicago, 2007-2011
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, 2004-2006
PhD Immunology and Microbiology, Northwestern Medical School, 2004
Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1997-1999
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Bates College,1999

Society memberships 

American Society of Microbiology, 2010-present
American Association of Immunologists, 2010-Present
Society for Mucosal Immunology, 2013-present 


Children's Hospital LA
Member, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology Search Committee, 2013-2015
Member, Donner Fellowship Selection Committee, 2012-2015

USC /Keck School of Medicine
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), 2011-present
Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, 2011-2014
Judge, Medical Student Research Day, 2015

Co-organizer, Immunology LA, 2012-present


Rose Hills Foundation


US Patent Application WO/2006/060728 “Methods and compositions involving LcrV proteins” Schneewind, O., Anderson D.M., Brubaker R., DeBord K.L., DePaolo R.W.,Jabri B., Morrin E.M., Overheim K.A., publication date August 6, 2006

Invited Lectures

2008 Keystone Conference: Innate Immunity; Signaling Mechanisms, Keystone, CO
2009 Keystone Conference: Innate Adaptive & Regulatory Immune Responses to Intestinal Microbiota, Taos, NM
2009 Department of Biology: Bates College, Lewiston, ME
2011 Keystone Conference: Mucosal Immunology, Vancouver, BC
2011 La Jolla Immunology Conference, La Jolla, CA
2012 Department of Microbiology, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
2012 ImmunologyLA, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Department of Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2013 Western Association of Physicians, Carmel, CA
2014 La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA
2014 Department of Allergy and Infectious Disease, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2015 Microbiome Symposium, The Saban Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Beyond the Postdoc, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Curiosity Creates Cures: Translational research workshop, Latino Medical Student Association, Los Angeles, CA

ONLINE media coverage

A specific role for TLR1 in protective TH17 immunity during mucosal infection. 
J. Ex. Med. 2012 July 30; 209; 1437-44  
full paper, here

Featured on the following online publications:

  • HighBeam Research
  • f1000Prime
  • Futurity, article here
  • Science Daily, article here 

Co-adjuvant effects of retinoid acid and IL-15 promotes inflammatory immune responses to dietary antigens. Nature 2011 Mar 10; 471: 20-224  full paper, here

Featured on the following online publications:

  • UChicago News, article here
  • Science Daily, article here

television, online news, social media appearances

How dirty is your cell phone?  BuzzFeed News, 2015, watch the video here
Is it safe to sit on a public toilet?  BuzzFeed News,  2015, watch the video here
Why does coffee make you poop?  The Huffington Post, June 11, 2015, article here
The Today Show, NBC, Plague and hantavirus outbreaks, 2012