MEET MDTP STUDENTS
Madeline is a fourth year MDTP student in the Pepperell lab. She studies bacterial vaginosis and the biofilm growth of Gardnerella vaginalis which causes it. She leads "comBEE" (computational biology, ecology, and evolution) for computational biologists to connect and learn. Outside of the lab, Madeline enjoys running, playing tennis, and going to Bandit happy hour.
Shruthi is a fourth year student studying microbial interactions in a three member model microbial community- THOR. In particular, she works on characterizing genes that are specifically required by Flavobacterium johnsoniae to survive in a community and not in isolation. Outside lab she loves traveling, dancing and photography.
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.