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.

Bratburd, Jenny

Dissertation: Host-microbiome interactions impacting pathogen and mutualist colonization within defensive symbioses
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Currie
Jenny is now a Policy Fellow with the Missouri Science and Technology Policy Initiative.

Callaghan, Melanie

Dissertation: Regulation of expression in the Neisseria gonorrhoeae type IV secretion system
Faculty Advisor: Joe Dillard
Melanie is working on a post-doc with Daniel Amador-Noguez.

Ginete, Daren

Dissertation: Antagonistic factors impact strain specificity in host-symbiont associations
Faculty Advisor: Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Daren is continuing his research in the Goodrich-Blair lab.

Giramma, Christina

Dissertation: Bacterial regulation of DNA replication elongation.
Faculty Advisor: Jade Wang

Christina is now working as a research administrator with the UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics.

Hillman, Kai

Dissertation: X. nematophila type VI secretion systems mediate ecologically relevant interactions.
Faculty Advisors: Michael Thomas and Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Kai has taken a position with Promega in Madison, WI.

MacIntyre, April

Dissertation: The role of trehalose metabolism, signaling, and defense in Ralstonia solanacearum bacterial wilt disease of tomatoes
Faculty Advisor: Caitilyn Allen
April has taken a post-doc position in the lab of Jean-Michel Ané.

Niu, Mengyao

Dissertation: Whisper with Lipids: Fungal Oxylipins in Development and Host Interactions in Aspergillus fumigatus
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Keller
Mengyao has accepted a position with LifeMine Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA.

Nyffeler, Kayleigh

Dissertation: Chemical- and materials-based approaches to further the understanding of quorum sensing in bacteria.
Faculty Advisor: Helen Blackwell
Kayleigh is seeking out her next opportunity.

Stanton, Eliot

Dissertation: The impact of mobile genetic elements on the diversification of Escherichia coli O157:H7
Faculty Advisor: Rick Gourse
Eliot has received a APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance fellowship and will be working at the Minnesota Department of Health.