Amber Kaplan is an immunologist focused on how the immune system functions during infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. She was a Regents’ Scholar at UCSB, where she earned a B.A. in biology from the College of Creative Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in immunology from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA. Amber has recently focused on the biotech industry to add to her academic background. She was the immunologist at a small startup, taking a drug from concept through preclinical stages. She currently works as an investment analyst for venture capital in biotechnology and healthcare technology.