Bethany Fixsen

Graduate Student

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University of Chicago,Biological Sciences, concentration in Immunology, B.A. (2013)


  • Epigenetic regulation of macrophage identity


    Ruth L. Kirschstein F30 Fellowship (2018-2022)

    Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California San Diego (2015-present)

    NIH Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship Award (2013-2015)

    Best Honors Thesis Award: Biological Sciences Collegiate Division (2013)

    Biological Sciences Collegiate Division Fellowship Award (2012)

    University of Chicago Dean’s List (2009-2013)


    Environment Tunes Propagation of Cell-to-Cell Variation in the Human Macrophage Gene Network. Martins AJ, Narayanan M, Prüstel T, Fixsen B, Park K, Gottschalk RA, Lu Y, Andrews-Pfannkoch C, Lau WW, Wendelsdorf KV, Tsang JS. Cell Syst. 2017 Apr 26;4(4):379-392.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.cels.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 Mar 29. PMID:28365150

    Task-Dependent Behavioral Dynamics Make the Case for Temporal Integration in Multiple Strategies during Odor Processing. Frederick DE, Brown A, Tacopina S, Mehta N, Vujovic M, Brim E, Amina T, Fixsen B, Kay LM. J Neurosci. 2017 Apr 19;37(16):4416-4426. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1797-16.2017. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28336570

    Transcription factor IRF4 drives dendritic cells to promote Th2 differentiation. Williams JW, Tjota MY, Clay BS, Vander Lugt B, Bandukwala HS, Hrusch CL, Decker DC, Blaine KM, Fixsen BR, Singh H, Sciammas R, Sperling AI. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2990. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3990. PMID: 24356538

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