Wang, Yanling

Dissertation: Vibrio fischeri senses and detoxifies host-derived NO during initiation of the squid-vibrio symbosis.
Faculty Advisor: Ned Ruby
Yanling is a Scientist in Molecular Assay Product Development at Hologic, San Diego, CA.

Ward, Sarah

Dissertation: Response to Copper and the Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
Faculty Advisor: Adel Talaat
Sarah is a Professor at Oakland Community College.

Wentz, Travis

Dissertation: Functional and Evolutionary Insights into Botulinum Neurotoxins and Homologous Toxins
Faculty Advisors: Sabine Pellett and JD Sauer
Travis is now a postdoc at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Patrick McNutt’s lab.

Whitemarsh, Regina

Dissertation: Characterization of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A subtypes 1 through 5 using in vitro and in vivo approaches.
Faculty Advisor: Eric Johnson
Regina is a Project Manager at Epic Systems Corp.

Wille, Coral

Dissertation: Cytosine modification of the Epstein-Barr Virus genome affects lytic reactivation and helps inforce latency type.
Faculty Advisor: Shannon Kinney
Coral is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery at UW Madison.

Winkelman, Jared

Dissertation: Mapping the path of DNA in transcription initiation intermediates.
Faculty Advisor: Rick Gourse
Jared has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University.

Wolfe, David

Dissertation: Characterization of factors regulating PII function in Phodospirillum Rubrum.
Faculty Advisor: Gary Roberts
He is a Division Officer, Genomics and Bioinformatics Department, Naval Medical Research Center – Frederick, US Navy.

Wollenberg, Michael

Dissertation: Ecological associations and evolutionary biology of the marine luminous bacterium, Vibrio fischeri.
Faculty Advisor: Ned Ruby
Michael is an Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College.

Woodson, Jesse

Dissertation: Coenzyme B12 Biosynthesis and Precursor Salvaging in Archaea.
Faculty Advisor: Jorge Escalante
Jesse is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona.

Wright, Erik

Dissertation: Population and community ecology of bacteria from the genus Streptomyces.
Faculty Advisor: Kalin Vetsigian
Erik is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.