Burchill Lab Research Team

Current Team Members

Matthew A. Burchill, PhD

Matthew A. Burchill, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine


Abbigayl Burtis
Graduate Student - Molecular Biology Graduate Program

"I chose research because it allows me to follow through on my curiosities and questions, which seem endless the more I learn about molecular biology and immunology. In my home state of Michigan, I studied cellular, molecular, and developmental biology at the University of Michigan. Once beginning my PhD at AMC in 2021 I was able to combine my previous passion for molecular biology with my interest in immunology. Now I spend most of my week trying to understand T cells and most of my evenings and weekends skiing, climbing, or playing soccer."



Destiny DeNicola
Graduate Student - Molecular Biology Graduate Program

"I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I have always been fascinated with how basic chemicals combine to form a vast number of complex cellular components responsible for creating the incredible phenomenon of not only life, but also consciousness. This fascination motivated me to pursue two Bachelors of Science degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona which I completed in May 2019. My passion for molecular biology translates into a strong work ethic that drives me to overcome difficult research obstacles and take on new challenges. This attitude carries over into my hobbies of reading and hiking. There is no book too long and no mountain too high!"


Megan Ferguson
Professional Research Assistant

"I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas in a family of doctors and engineers. My interest in science was nurtured throughout my upbringing and led me to pursue a Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience degree at Colorado State University. I completed my Bachelors of Science in 2021 and am now very fortunate to be learning and growing in my love for science in the Burchill lab. While science is a great passion of mine, I also enjoy hiking, reading, playing video games, and exploring fun places in Denver with friends."


Former Team Member

Sarit Pal

Sarit Pal, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow joint with Tamburini Lab
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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