Noor Bala

(she/her)

PhD Candidate

Noor is a 3rd year Immunology and Infectious Disease PhD Candidate. By using two-photon microscopy and optogenetic tools, her thesis aims to characterize the spatiotemporal cues that allow T-cells in the inflamed tissue to become functionally poised to clear pathogens.

Before her PhD, Noor was a research scientist at Amgen San Francisco where she worked on the pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism of immunotherapy drugs.

She is originally from California where she received a Biochemistry M.S. from CSULB and a Neuroscience B.S. from UCLA.

When Noor is not in the lab, she likes to bake challenging pastries, work on renovating her house, and hang out with her husband and two cats.