Anderson, Brent

Dissertation: Variations on a theme: how a shared (p)ppGpp binding pocket allows bacterial adaptation in fluctuating environments.
Faculty Advisor: Jade Wang
Brent is currently working as a post-doc with Andy Goodman at Yale University.

Jacobson, Tyler

Dissertation: In vivo thermodynamic analysis of metabolic networks.
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Amador-Noguez
Tyler will be doing a postdoc in Amador-Noguez lab.

LaReau, Alex

Dissertation: Elucidating the diversity, distribution and function of the gut bacterial symbiont Ruminococcus.
Faculty Advisor: Garret Suen
Alex has accepted a position as a Bioinformatician at CoreBiome in Minneapolis, MN.

Larson, Gloria

Dissertation: Dissection of molecular mechanisms by which human host factors regulate influenza virus replication.
Faculty Advisor: Andy Mehle
Gloria is now doing a fellowship doing influenza research at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mauer, Terra

Dissertation: IInvestigating the distribution and function of the bacterial DUF560 superfamily of outer membrane proteins using Xenorhabdus bacteria as a model.
Faculty Advisor: Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Terra is now a biology instructor at Washtenaw Community College.

Newhouse, Peter

Dissertation: Biophysical Investigation of Peptidoglycan Binding by Periplasmic Superoxide Dismutase.
Faculty Advisor: Katrina Forest
Peter is a senior associate in SC Johnson’s microbiology team.

Pensinger, Dan

Dissertation: Maintenance of cell wall integrity in the cytosol of host cells is essential for virulence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Faculty Advisor: JD Sauer
Dan is a researcher in the Hryckowian lab at UW Madison.

Shockey, Abigail

Dissertation: Genomics of Bacterial Pathogens Across Evolutionary Scales.
Faculty Advisor: Caitlin Pepperell
Abigail has received an APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Postdoc Fellowship at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene’s Communicable Disease Division.

Vinnik, Vlad

Dissertation: Dissecting substrate recognition of natural product biosynthetic enzymes using siderophore systems.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Thomas
Vlad is doing a postdoc at the University of Utah in the Bandarian Lab.