About Benjamin Youngblood

Dr. Benjamin A. Youngblood is a Member in the Department of Immunology at St. Jude. After his graduate training in biochemistry at UCSB, he joined Dr. Rafi Ahmed’s lab in 2007 as a postdoc studying epigenetic regulation of memory CD8 T cell differentiation. Since 2014, Dr. Youngblood has been vital part of the St. Jude community, developing a robust research program to inform our understanding of viral infection, cancer and autoimmunity. Based on his accomplishments and expertise, he was invited to serve on the prestigious Stand Up to Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team.

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Meet the Team

Shanta Alli, PhD
  • Shanta Alli, PhD
  • Lab Operations Manager
Anoop Babu Vasandan, PhD
  • Anoop Babu Vasandan, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tyler Bruno
  • Tyler Bruno
  • Student
Hongfeng Chen, PhD
  • Hongfeng Chen, PhD
  • Senior Researcher
Tae Gun Kang, PhD
  • Tae Gun Kang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tian Mi, PhD
  • Tian Mi, PhD
  • Lead Bioinformatics Analyst
Allison Norman, BS
  • Allison Norman, BS
  • Student
Grace Ward, PhD
  • Grace Ward, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Caitlin Zebley, MD, PhD
  • Caitlin Zebley, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty