I am currently a third-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. I initially became interested in immunology through my experience as a research technician at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where I worked in the lab of Dr. Bellur Prabhakar. In Dr. Prabhakar’s lab, I was personally responsible for projects that aimed to develop novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. Several years later, I was introduced to critical care medicine in the Neonatal Critical Care and Neuro-Critical Care Units at Tulane Medical Center. The unique research being conducted in the lab of Dr. Kox represents basic immunology research applied to critical care patients, a fascinating intersection that I wish to explore in depth.