Jessica Vazquez Research Assistant - UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison WI

Jessica Vazquez, M.S.
Research Assistant

Meriter Hospital
202 S. Park (Meriter)
Madison, WI 53715


- Mapping Innate Immune Cells Underlying Pregnancy Physiology

Jessica Vazquez, MSc, research is focused on understanding how innate immune cells shape a pregnancy. Specifically, she seeks to understand the role of type 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) in establishing and maintaining a normal pregnancy, and to what extent ILC3s are regulated by other immune cells, such as dendritic cells (DCs). She employs high-polychromatic flow cytometry to phenotype the various immune subsets found at the maternal-fetal interface. She also uses dimensionality reduction algorithms to cluster and classify various immune cell populations.


Jessica Vazquez, MSc, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
She completed an undergraduate degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate at California State University-Long Beach, and a master’s degree at California State University-Los Angeles.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology (ERP) program at UW-Madison.

Favorite quote: It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it — Roger Smith