Kyle Tretina, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate


Dr. Kyle Tretina is a postdoctoral associate working with Dr. John D. MacMicking at the Yale University School of Medicine on innate immunity to parasites. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he completed work on host-pathogen interactions and genomics of apicomplexan parasites. When he is not in the lab, he enjoys exploring local food options with his wife, Jessica, and playing sports.

Education & Training

PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (2016)
BS Wheaton College, Interdisciplinary Studies: Biotechnology (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • STEM Chateaubriand FellowshipEmbassy of France in the United States (2016)

  • Immunity and Infection T32 training grantUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore (2015)

  • J. Howard Brown AwardMaryland Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (2015)

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Kyle Tretina, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

MacMicking Lab

The life cycle of transformation-inducing Theileria

See Tretina et al., 2015, Trends in Parasitology.