Mindy Engevik is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology. She has Ph.D. in Systems Biology & Physiology and an interest in microbe-epithelial interactions in the gastrointestinal tract, with a particular focus on infection and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She is currently funded with a K01 from NIDDK examining the role of bifidobacteria and serotonin-receptor 4 in intestinal wound healing. Mindy has greatly benefited from the support of ASIP as she has been the recipient of the George K. Michalopoulos Junior Faculty Scholar Award (2020) and the Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Scholar Award (2021). She loves the supportive community and the Women in Pathology group that ASIP offers and is excited for the future. She can be reached on Twitter at @micromindy.