Caitlin Schneider

Caitlin is a Ph.D candidate studying the link between immune cell migration and T cell effector differentiation. She is exploring the role of cell migration in inflammasome activation and its impact on the host response to infection. As a side project, she has traveled to southern China to sample blood from wild bats to determine gene expression profiles of bat immune cells in response to innate immune receptor ligands. In her spare time she enjoys drinking Old Fashioneds and amateur cat photography, often simultaneously.


M.Sc., Neurodevelopmental biology, Smith College, USA


B.A., Neuroscience, Wellesley College, USA 


2019-2020  Samuel L. Lupovitch Fellowship

2019-2020  Schnabel Memorial Graduate Award

2019  Wares Family Graduate Travel Award

2019  Meetings d'Immunologie Montreal Abstract Award

2019  Graduate Excellence Fellowship

2019  F.C. Harrison Fellowship

2019  Graduate Research Day 1st Place Oral Presentation

2018  Tuition Assistance Fellowship

2018  Max E. Binz Faculty of Medicine Studentship

2017  Differential Fee Waiver for International Students

2017  Recruitment Fellowship

2017  Max E. Binz Faculty of Medicine Studentship

2017  Graduate Mobility Award for field work in China

2017  Canadian Society for Immunology Annual Meeting 2nd Place Poster Award

2016  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship

2016 Meetings d'Immunologie Montreal Best Trainee Talk

2013-2015  Smith College Graduate Student Fellowship

2014-2015  Wilens/Santasiero Fellowship in the Biological Sciences

2015  Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award


Mandl, J.N., Schneider, C., Schneider, D.S., and Baker, M.L. (2018) “Going to bat(s) for studies of disease tolerance.” Frontiers in Immunology 9:2112.


Johnson K., Barragan J., Bashiruddin S., Smith C.J., Tyrrell C., Parsons M.J., Doris R., Kucenas S., Downes G.B., Velez C.M., Schneider C., Sakai C., Pathak N., Anderson K., Stein R., Devoto S.H., Mumm J.S., Barresi M.J. (2016) "Gfap-positive radial glial cells are an essential progenitor population for later-born neurons and glia in the zebrafish spinal cord." Glia 64(7):1170-1189