Tyler Dorrity


I am gay and I am a PhD candidate in immunology.//


I’m currently a graduate student at Columbia University studying molecular immunology. I’ve always been fascinated in how the body works, specifically what makes us “sick”. Be it infectious, chronic, autoimmune, whatever, I want to know how disease works at the molecular level. One change I want to make in the science community is to make queer scientists more visible. I didn’t know any queer senior scientists until I started grad school, and many people still feel like being out is “unprofessional”. By being out and open, I hope to help be a mentor for any younger students who need one, and to make change within the community however I can.