Our Students

Tsion Abay

Tsion Abay

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

2023

Jose Aceves-Salvador

Jose Aceves-Salvador

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Moffitt Lab, 2021

Sam Alemu

Sam Alemu

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Duraisingh Lab, 2022

Natalia Andreeva

Natalia Andreeva

Immunology

Garrett and Yilmaz Labs, 2021

Justin Bae

Justin Bae

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine and Moffitt Labs, 2021

I study the regrowth of Salmonella persisters with spatial transcriptomics.

Daniela Barraza

Daniela Barraza

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Watnick Lab, 2018

The aim of my project is to understand the mechanisms by which the gut microbiota regulates host metabolism.

Sarah Bier

Sarah Bier

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mekalanos Lab, 2019

I study regulation of Type 6 secretion systems.

Bailey Bowcutt

Bailey Bowcutt

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Grad Lab, 2023

I study evolution of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Anna  Brogan

Anna Brogan

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Rudner Lab, 2020

Dylan Burgin

Dylan Burgin

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Bernhardt Lab, 2023

I study membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria.

Anh Cao

Anh Cao

Immunology

Kagan Lab, 2018

I am investigating mechanisms of intercellular communication within dendritic cell network to spread and amplify danger signals.

Rita Chan

Rita Chan

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Rakoff-Nahoum Lab, 2019

I study microbiology and microbial ecology in the female reproductive tract

Daniela Coronado

Daniela Coronado

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Kasper Lab, 2019

I am studying the microbiome's impact on immunology.

Tanner DeHart

Tanner DeHart

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Bernhardt Lab, 2021

Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Bernhardt Lab, 2019

Stephen  Early

Stephen Early

Chemical Biology

Kahne Lab, 2020

I study the assembly and dynamics of the Lipopolysaccharide transporter (Lpt) in Gram-negative bacteria.

Dwayne Evans

Dwayne Evans

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Walker Lab, 2018

I study the mechanisms of and drug targets for cell wall and cell envelope synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus.

Wilaysha Evans

Wilaysha Evans

Chemical Biology

Bernhardt Lab, 2021

Zoe Feder

Zoe Feder

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Hochschild Lab, 2019

I study protein-based inheritance in bacteria.

Abigail Frey

Abigail Frey

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Fortune Lab, 2021

I am utilizing the evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for a new understanding of its virulence mechanisms.

Rachel Giorgio

Rachel Giorgio

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine Lab, 2018

I study the role of dendritic cells in Salmonella persistence.

Virginia Glick

Virginia Glick

Chemical Biology

Gopinath Lab, 2021

Emily Goering

Emily Goering

Immunology

Hung Lab, 2018

Investigating the role of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan degradation in the control of systemic Salmonella Typhimurium infection using a zebrafish model.

Maya Jackson

Maya Jackson

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Gopinath Lab, 2022

Role of small molecule compounds in shaping vaginal microbiome composition.

Dominick Jenkins

Dominick Jenkins

Chemical Biology

Balskus Lab, 2021

Jordan Jensen

Jordan Jensen

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Huttenhower Lab, 2020

Johnathan Kepple

Johnathan Kepple

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Bernhardt Lab, 2020

I study outer membrane homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Andie Kim

Andie Kim

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Jost Lab, 2022

Communication between the host and its microbiome through small molecule-receptor signaling networks.

Cecilia Kim

Cecilia Kim

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Devlin Lab, 2023

Examining the sulfonation of small molecules by gut bacteria and the impact of these modified metabolites on disease.

Jenny Kim

Jenny Kim

Chemical Biology

Helaine and Walker Labs, 2019

I am studying the mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus persistence both in vitro and during macrophage infection.

Andrea Lebron Figueroa

Andrea Lebron Figueroa

Immunology

Starnbach Lab, 2021

Hyunho Lee

Hyunho Lee

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Jost Lab, 2021

Examining combinatorial effects of gut microbiome metabolites.

Jeremy Liang

Jeremy Liang

Chemical Biology

Balskus Lab, 2023

Claudia Liu

Claudia Liu

Chemical Biology

Balskus Lab, 2021

Isaiah Lopez

Isaiah Lopez

Chemical Biology

Balskus Lab, 2023

I plan to investigate the enzymology and chemistry catalyzed by microbes in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and other specialized molecules, especially those relevant to human health.

Bri Manning

Bri Manning

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Higgins Lab, 2021

I am interested in the regulatory response of bacterial virulence factors during intracellular infection.

Cait Moffatt

Cait Moffatt

Molecules, Cells, and Organisms

Kahne Lab, 2020

I am interested in how Gram negative bacteria transport LPS to the cell surface.

Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine Lab, 2023

I study the interactions between Salmonella and host immune cells during infection and antibiotic treatment.

Tien Nguyen

Tien Nguyen

Molecules, Cells, and Organisms

Bernhardt Lab, 2022

Joshua Park

Joshua Park

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

2023

Youngseon  Park

Youngseon Park

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Walker Lab, 2019

My work focuses on determining how FtsW activity is regulated in the divisome and identify its inhibitors.

Elizabeth Perez

Elizabeth Perez

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Higgins Lab, 2019

Host factors contribute to the rise and fall of Listeria monocytogenes during intracellular infection. I am determining what roles these host factors may play in host defense or L. monocytogenes virulence.

Bailey Plaman

Bailey Plaman

Chemical Biology

Kahne Lab, 2020

I am interested in the mechanism of how LPS transport is coupled to ATP hydrolysis in the lipopolysaccharide transporter.

Adelyn Ragucci

Adelyn Ragucci

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Kranzusch Lab, 2022

I use biochemistry and structural biology to understand how phages evade bacterial immune systems.

Nicole Reinhold-Larsson

Nicole Reinhold-Larsson

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Starnbach Lab, 2019

I plan to investigate the molecular mechanisms of Chlamydia pathogenesis through the development/optimization of Chlamydia genetic manipulation techniques and an eukaryotic cell based Chlamydia gene library.

Baylee Russell

Baylee Russell

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Jost Lab, 2020

I study phage-microbe interactions in the gut and how these dynamics may impact the host.

Ari  Sarfatis

Ari Sarfatis

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Moffitt Lab, 2019

I develop techologies to enable massively multiplexed transcriptome profiling in bacteria.

Molly Sargen

Molly Sargen

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine Lab, 2019

Bailey Schultz

Bailey Schultz

Chemical Biology

Walker Lab, 2018

I study proteins involved in the modification of cell envelope components in Staphylococcus aureus.

Mia  Sievers

Mia Sievers

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine Lab, 2020

Tyler Sisley

Tyler Sisley

Chemical Biology

Walker Lab, 2018

I study cell cycle regulation and cell wall biosynthetic machinery in Staphylococcus aureus.

Eric Snow

Eric Snow

Chemical Biology

Walker Lab, 2020

I study modifications of the cell wall in Gram positive and Gram negative organisms.

Hailee Sorensen

Hailee Sorensen

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Helaine Lab, 2021

My work focuses on Salmonella persister cells and how they may be involved in recurrent infections.

Kathy Suarez

Kathy Suarez

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Bernhardt Lab, 2019

Kade Townsend

Kade Townsend

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dove Lab, 2023

I will be researching post-transcriptional regulators in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Melissa Tran

Melissa Tran

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Devlin Lab, 2020

Brooke Travis

Brooke Travis

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Girguis Lab, 2021

Assessing host physiology in response to the presence of symbiotic relationships in deep sea animals.

Nana Twumasi-Ankrah

Nana Twumasi-Ankrah

Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics

Moffitt Lab, 2021

Manasvi  Verma

Manasvi Verma

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Jost Lab, 2020

Katie Westervelt

Katie Westervelt

Biological Sciences in Public Health

Goldberg Lab, 2019

We are developing in vitro methods to better understand various selective pressures on Neisseria gonorrhoeae across the niches it is transmitted between.

Rosalind Xu

Rosalind Xu

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Moffitt Lab, 2018

My work focuses on mapping host-microbe interactions through spatial transcriptomics

Evan Yang

Evan Yang

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Moffitt Lab, 2019

My work focuses on expanding MERFISH, a spatial transcriptomics technology that leverages optical barcodes, to track unique molecular identifiers in situ.

Sam Zinga

Sam Zinga

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Rubin Lab, 2022

Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in mycobacteria and mycobacterial protein degradation control.