My name is Mitchell Sánchez Rosado and I am a graduate student at the Smack Lab. I am interested in investigating how the immune system and the immune response against pathogens are affected by age and social behavior using immunophenotyping and genomic approaches. Previously, I studied the variation of antibiotic resistance among bacteria and the antibody and cellular responses to Flavivirus. I earned a BS in biology with a focus in microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. Outside of the lab, I enjoy weekly trips to the beach, playing soccer and a daily dose of chocolate.