Marta Borowska, graduate student in the Biochem and Molecular Biophysics program, successfully defended her thesis today, congratulations Marta! Marta’s research focused on both polyreactive antibodies and characterizing a newly identified commensal protein that exhibits superantigen-like behavior. This protein, called Ibp, can bind to certain subfamilies of antibody heavy chain variable regions. Marta will soon start her postdoc in the Garcia Lab at Stanford University. Congrats Dr. Borowska!