MEET MDTP STUDENTS
Donny is interested in microbial community ecology. In the Currie Lab, he studies microbes associated with leaf-cutter ant refuse dumps. Donny spends his free time biking, climbing, and sewing. His current non-academic goal is to sew a wardrobe for tropical fieldwork.
Emily studies signal transduction and gene regulatory networks using CRISPR-based tools and high-throughput functional genomics. When she's not pipetting in the lab, Emily loves running, gardening, puzzles, and playing with her cats. Madison is full of beautiful trails and bike paths, which are great for long runs and nature walks.
Madison is interested in food security and how microbial communities can be leveraged to improve production in livestock systems. In the Suen lab, she studies the ruminal microbiota of dairy cattle and how early intervention in gastrointestinal bacterial community development might be used to improve milk production efficiency. In her spare time, she enjoys watching trashy reality TV with a glass of wine, spending time with friends and thier dogs, and experiencing the Madison culinary scene with her partner, Lucas (left).