MEET MDTP STUDENTS
Justin is pursuing research in viral pathogen interactions with host, specifically how human cytomegalovirus utilizes host chromatin machinery to modulate a transcriptional environment for successful establishment of both lytic and latent infections. When he’s not taking care of his cells, he writes poetry, weightlifts, and plays video games in his free time. Coming from the Southwest, he enjoys hiking and misses the Tucson trails in Arizona. However, he does not miss the hot weather and thoroughly loves the long Wisconsin winter seasons from the snow baths he’s taken as part of his cultural traditions.
Xueer's thesis work aims to use both in vitro systems and hamster models to study the mechanisms by which yellow fever virus causes coagulation abnormalities. In her spare time, Xueer enjoys dancing, hiking, and playing guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument.
Joe is a member of the Suen lab and studies the relationship between host genetic markers in dairy cows, their production metrics, and the structure of their rumen microbial community. Joe enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and experimenting with brewing kombucha.