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Terri Thayer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology


Dr. Terri Thayer received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Alfred University and a Ph.D in Immunology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research career has focused on the immunology of Type 1 Diabetes. Dr. Thayer relocated to Cardiff, Wales, UK for her postdoctoral work. With the support of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, she investigated mechanisms of regulating the immune response to protect the pancreas from autoimmune attack and prevent type 1 diabetes. Having joined RWU in 2021, Dr. Thayer is excited to serve the Roberts community through education, scientific research, and outreach.