- Immunobiology major at Brown University
- Class of 2024
- Hometown: Seattle, WA
Camille wanted to intern at BRI to dive deeper into immunology research and how it can lead to new treatments and cures. Her project zeroed in on alveolar macrophage polarization, a process where immune system cells (called alveolar macrophages) change their behavior based on what's happening around them.
“I had the opportunity to work with live cell imaging as part of this work, and it was really interesting to watch cells move and respond in real time,” she says.
Her research looked at this process in samples from people with and without a group of respiratory diseases called interstitial lung disease. She hopes this work can provide insight into how interstitial lung disease starts and progresses.
“The most valuable thing I've learned so far is how much collaboration goes into research,” she says. “It takes input from a lot of people to create strong science.”