Bazurto, Jannell

Dissertation: The opposing effects of AICAR accumulation on the metabolic network surrounding thiamine synthesis.
Faculty Advisor: Diana Downs
Jannell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Begemann, Matthew

Dissertation: Investigating the Utility of the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 as a Host for Chemical Production.
Faculty Advisor: Brian Pfleger
Matt is a Senior Director at Benson Hill Biosystems in St. Louis, MO.

Benner, Bayleigh

Dissertation: A (frame)shift in perspective: Understanding links between HIV-1 translational recoding, viral assembly, and transcript fate
Faculty Advisor: Nathan Sherer
Bayleigh is currently an NSF postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Julie Huber at WHOI in Massachusetts studying marine microbiology with a focus on the discovery and characterization of deep sea RNA viruses.

Berti, Andrew

Dissertation: From Sequence to Structures: Mining Pseudomonas syringae for natural product.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Thomas
Andrew received his Pharmacy degree as well and is now an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.

Bloom, Jordan

Dissertation: SSX: Understanding an Antigen for Therapy in Prostate Cancer.
Faculty Advisor: Douglas McNeel
Jordan is a Senior Scientist in Translational Studies at Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences.

Bohr, Lindsey

Dissertation: No Bacterium is an Island: The Role of Population Structure in Emergence and Maintenance of Pathogens
Faculty Advisor: Caitlin Pepperell
Lindsey is seeking out her next opportunity.

Bohse, Megan

Dissertation: Characterization of the Yeast Phase Specific YPS3 Gene of Histoplasma capsulatum.
Faculty Advisor: Jon Woods
Megan is a Data Analysis Supervisor at Quartz Health Solutions.

Bowers, Lisa

Dissertation: Elements of Plasmid R6K Replication Control.
Faculty Advisor: Marcin Filutowicz
Lisa is an Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College.

Bratburd, Jenny

Dissertation: Host-microbiome interactions impacting pathogen and mutualist colonization within defensive symbioses
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Currie
Jenny is now an Outreach Coordinator at NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team.

Brennan, Caitlin

Dissertation: Genetic dissection of flagellar motility and chemtaxias and their roles in the squid-vibrio symbiosis.
Faculty Advisor: Ned Ruby
Caitlin is a Scientific Review Officer at NIAID.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).