Maggie L. Bartlett

Maggie Bartlett

Maggie L. Bartlett

PhD in IGPBS-Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship (2018-2023)


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards fellowships based on a student’s demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  Maggie L. Bartlett was awarded an NSF Fellowship for her project entitled, “The Egyptian fruit bat’s immunoglobulin repertoire.” Her research will utilize novel methodology to extract Variable (V), Diversity (D), and Joining (J) regions of the Egyptian Rousette Bat's (ERB) B cell repertoire, as well as generate a bioinformatic pipeline to analyze ERB's B cell repertoire composition, functionality, and diversity mechanism.  Maggie also received poster and oral presentation awards at the 2018 Spring Research Festival – an annual event for students, scientists, and the community to collaborate and to learn about research at Fort Detrick and the NCI at Frederick.  A 2017 recipient of an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship, Maggie completed her dissertation research in IGPBS-Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease under the supervision of Dr. Mariano Sanchez-Lockhart at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, MD. She is also the first fellow in the recently established Bioinformatics Research Education Pipeline program – a partnership between the U.S. Army, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and UNMC.