Cowles, Charles

Dissertation: Characterization of Factors Controlling the Species-Specificity of a Model Microbe-Host Interaction.
Faculty Advisor: Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Charles is a Senior Scientist in the Nucleic Acids Division of Promega.

Cowles, Kimberly

Dissertation: Activity and Regulation of Hemolysins in the Insect Pathogen Xenorhabdus nematophila.
Faculty Advisor: Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Kim is a Research Associate in Jeri Barak’s lab in the Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison.

Dougherty, Michael

Dissertation: Cellular Factors Impacting the Biosynthesis of the Pyrimidine Moiety of Thiamine.
Faculty Advisor: Diana Downs
Michael is a Senior Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Oakland, CA.

Loffredo, John

Dissertation: Understanding the Antiviral Efficacy and Breadth of CD8+ T Lymphocytes against Simian Immunodeficiency Virus.
Faculty Advisor: David Watkins
John is the Associate Director and Clinical Biomarker Lead at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Nemecek, Julie

Dissertation: Regulation of Dimorphism and Virulence in Pathogenic Fungi.
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Klein
Julie is a regulatory microbiologist at the FDA.

Ortiz-Bermudez, Patricia

Dissertation: Characterization of Factors Controlling the Species-Specificity of a Model Microbe-Host Interaction. A Role for Chloroperoxidase-Producing Fungi in Natural Organochlorine Production.
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Hammel
She is a Professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

Ramos-Solis, A. Itzel

Dissertation: Metabolic Robustness of Phosphoribosyl Amine Biosynthesis in Salmonella enterica.
Faculty Advisor: Diana Downs
Itzel is a Director of Strain Engineering at Genomatica.

Riesenfeld, Christian

Dissertation: Survey of Aminoglycoside Resistance Genes in Soil.
Faculty Advisor: Jo Handelsman
Christian is an Instructor at New England Institute of Technology.

Schmitz, George

Dissertation: A Link Between YjgF and Isoleucine Biosynthesis in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium.
Faculty Advisor: Diana Downs
George is a scientist at the Energy BioScience Institute-University of Illinois.