Darcy has been intrigued by the immune system and cellular biology since the beginning of his academic career. He recently obtained his BSc in Microbiology from the University of Victoria, and is excited to contribute to the development of a vaccine for Treponema pallidum. Darcy’s main research interest involves the intimate interaction between invasive pathogens such as T. pallidum and the host immune response. He hopes to better characterize this interaction through optimizing RNA/DNA isolation methods, and RT-qPCR. In addition to his passion for science, Darcy likes to travel, rock climb, and participate in yoga.