Kristen Consalvo

Graduate Student
Gomer Lab



  • B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University. 2012
  • Ph.D. Microbiology, In Progress, Texas A&M University.

My current research focus is to understand the mechanisms that influence chemorepulsion as an insight into neutrophil motility. We have recently identified which chemoattraction pathways are utilized and which are non-essential for chemorepulsion in our model organism.

Eukayotic cell motility, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, neutrophil-based diseases, evolutionary development, and investigation into potential therapeutics


Pilling, D. et al. Different isoforms of the neuronal guidance molecule Slit2 directly cause chemoattraction or chemorepulsion of human neutrophils. Journal of Immunology (January 15, 2019)

Rijal, R. et al. An endogenous chemorepellent directs cell movement by inhibiting pseudopods at one side of cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell (January 01, 2019)