Dr. Sonal Mahajan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marth laboratory at the Center for Nanomedicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute on the UC Santa Barbara campus. She obtained her M.Sc. degree in 2014 from University of Jammu, India and her PhD in 2019 from CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India. Her thesis focused on engineering of fucolectins and studying the fucolectin-mediated targeting of alginate lyases to Pseudomonas biofilms. Dr. Mahajan joined the Marth lab in 2019 and is working on understanding the mechanism of O-Glycosylation modifications linked to CD8+ T cell apoptosis. She is interested in studying the modulation of cytotoxic T cell numbers in reducing pathogenesis in various diseases.