MEET MDTP STUDENTS
DeElegant is a student in the Gasch Lab studying natural variation in the stress tolerance of wild S. cerevisiae isolates. He is interested in understanding how gene overexpression across different genetic backgrounds affects fitness under stress conditions. In his free time, he enjoys biking along the lake, exploring local restaurants in Madison, and watching his favorite Chicago sports teams.
Troy Michael King, Jr.
Troy's academic research interest is to explore the relationship between structure and function within enzymes involved in pathological processes. His personal interests include watching anime, watching Netflix with his wife and son, and Legend of Zelda.
Kim aims to use CRISPRi to study Listeria monocytogenes essential genes that are necessary for the bacteria to survive in the cytosol. Our use of CRISPRi in L. monocytogenes will allow us to identify and further study the essential genes needed to survive and replicate in the cytosol. If Kim has free time, she enjoys hanging out with the QF ( quarantine family) playing volleyball, football, or any other fun games. Kim also really enjoys runs through the arboretum and runs along lake shore with her best pal Emily Eix. Aside from physical activities she really loves watching the sunset at the Terrace with friends.