Research could pave the way for adoption of precision medicine approaches for COVID-19

Finalists. For her research deciphering immune responses to viruses and vaccines using human tonsil organoids, Lisa Wagar is also a finalist for the Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology. … After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, Dr. Wagar started her lab in 2020 in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine where she is currently an Assistant Professor [in the school of medicine]. Her research focuses on translational human immunology and the use of organoids to understand the complex interactions that occur between immune cells upon vaccination and infection in humans.