Dr. Rachel Kratofil

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rachel Kratofil is a postdoctoral fellow in Microbiology and is co-mentored in the Naik and Torres labs. She performed her dissertation studies in the Kubes lab and Rachel received her PhD from the University of Calgary, Canada where she identified a functional role for monocytes in tissue repair during Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) skin infection (PMID: 35948634). In October 2022, Rachel joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Her work broadly aims to identify how pathogens and microbial-derived products affect wound healing. Rachel enjoys discovering delicious food in NYC, spending time outdoors hiking and rock climbing.