Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Department of Immunology
Lenette was born in Shanghai and grew up in San Francisco.She earned her bachelor’s degree in Swarthmore College’s Honors Program, with a major in biology and minor in Asian studies, studying yeast cell-cycle regulation in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Vallen.
She earned her doctoral and medical degrees at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied dsRNA-mediated innate immunity in viral infections under Dr. Ganes Sen. She completed her internal medicine residency at Weill Cornell Medicine and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Partners HealthCare (now Mass General Brigham).
Her postdoctoral research focused on humoral immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with Dr. Sarah Fortune at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and Dr. Galit Alter at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.
Lenette joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. Her lab researches the mechanisms by which antibodies function in infectious diseases and vaccines. She also provides clinical care at Parkland Health & Hospital System.