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Elysse Grossi-Soyster

Elysse Grossi-Soyster is a PhD candidate in the Microbiology and Immunology Department co-advised by Dr. Peter Sarnow and Dr. David Schneider. Their research centers around mechanistic drivers for disease tolerance and resistance, viral emergence, and zoonotic spillover. Their thesis explores the influence of virus-derived circular RNA molecules on pathogenesis. They hold a BS in Health Science and an MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from California State University, East Bay. Elysse founded STEM Outreach Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing STEM education for middle and high school students across the US. Elysse is an artist, a triathlete, and a runner.