Hi everyone, my name is Lisa Hom and I am currently a 4th year graduate student in Zach Schafer’s lab. My research is focused on understanding how DNA damage induced senescence and those cells secreted factors influence normal mammary epithelium. I was born and raised in Southern California and am a dog mom to my 75lb baby Paddington. When I’m not in the lab, I like to play competitive volleyball and find new places to go hiking and explore.
Felicity Sterling is a 5th year graduate student in Dr. Kevin Vaughan's lab. Her project focuses on novel therapeutics for the rare pediatric neurodegenerative disorder, Niemann Pick Type C disease. Outside of the lab, Felicity volunteers for her church, designs research based curriculum for the neighboring school district, and participates in Pure Barre. Felicity previously served on the BGSO as the Outreach Chair, and she is the current Vice President.
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Lexy is a 2nd year in the Rocha Lab studying Arctic plant phenological controls and seasonality. She enjoys traveling, going to the movies, hiking, karaoke, and Christmas.
Dan is a 4th year in the Feder lab studying how an endosymbiont, Wolbachia, influences the process of speciation of its hosts. When not in the lab or in the field collecting fruit, Dan enjoys jogging, camping, hiking, and recently during the pandemic, baking sweet treats and loaves seen on the Great British Bake Off.
Annaliese is a third year PhD student in the Perkins lab. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling of infectious disease, specifically modeling clinical trials of interventions against vector borne diseases.
Amaryllis is a 2nd year PhD student in the Jones Lab. Her research is focused on the effects of subsidies on food web structure and functioning. Her interests include any water sports, hiking, running, photography, and spending time with friends.
Pete is a 3rd-year graduate student in the Santiago-Tirado Lab, studying the intracellular interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans and host cells. His interests include everything outdoors, beer, whiskey, dogs, and sports.
Alan is a 4th year in the Perkins Lab, advised by Sean Moore. His project focuses on disentangling the complex relationships between cholera and climate in Africa, currently focused on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Alan enjoys nothing more than a long walk with his dog, Roxy. He’s also interested in technology, travel, and baking.
My name is Katie Morris and I am a 4th year graduate student in Dr. Kevin Vaughan's lab. My research focuses on the discovery of novel therapeutics to treat Pancreatic Cancer that target the cell cycle to induce nuclear blebbing and cellular senescence. I am from Minnesota and love winter and snow, especially skating and playing hockey. Outside of lab, I spend my time working on my house, doing crafts, hanging out with my kitties Lacy and Leia, and attending sporting events.
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Camille is a 2nd year student in the Jones Lab. Her research focuses on recreational fisheries dynamics. Camille is co-president of the Black Graduate Student Association. Her hobbies include cooking, fishing, hiking, and anything related to lake life.
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Ethan is a 1st year student in the Rohr lab. He is studying how to predict the impacts of pollutants on ecological communities using food web modeling. His interests include bothering his cat, volunteering at the dog shelter, watching TV with his roommates, brewing beer, cooking, and running.
Carly is a second year in the Rohr Lab and the Perkins lab, studying the ecology of vector-borne bluetongue virus in ruminants. Her hobbies include drinking and brewing beer, hiking, cooking, napping, and picking up a snake that one time.
Bacterial Pathogenesis and Competition
Professor Lee studies the production and function of antimicrobials and human toxins produced by bacteria, with special focus on Group A Streptococcus. Click here to learn more about his lab and research.