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Lab Personnel

David Erickson

David Erickson | @bactpath
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge
Ph.D., Bacterial Pathogenesis, University of Calgary
Interested in the molecular biology of bacterial interactions with their hosts.

Michael Olson

Michael Olson
PhD Candidate
From: Ephraim, Utah
Characterizing Escherichia coli strains and their virulence factors needed in mammary glands and avian airway infections.

Nick Christman

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Rexburg, Idaho
Studying ExPEC virulence factors.

Rachael LeBaron

Rachel LeBaron
Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Identifying genes needed for capsule synthesis in ExPEC.

Nick Petersen

Nick Peterson
Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Portland, Oregon
Investigating growth requirements of E. coli mastitis strains.

Seth Durrant

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Undergraduate, Biochemistry major
From: San Francisco, California
Studying genetic basis of gallium resistance.

Kevin Mock

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Katy, Texas
Studying how ExPEC avoid being killed by neutrophils.

Bronwyn Meldrum

Undergraduate, Biology major
From: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Nick Hofmann

Undergraduate, Molecular Biology major
From: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Andy VanDomelen

Undergraduate, Biology major
From: Portland, Oregon

Alex Kimberling

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Stansbury, Utah

Hannah Cox

Undergraduate, Clinical Laboratory Science premajor
From: Orem, Utah

Lizzy Gipson

Lizzy Gibson
Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Maple Valley, Washington
Studying biofilms and growth patterns of mastitis E. coli strains.

Josh Calder - Alumni

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Bountiful, Utah
Studying an outer membrane lipoprotein involved in Yersinia biofilms.

Grace West - Alumni

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Louisville, Kentucky
Studying avian pathogenic E. coli strains.

Aleksander Grimsrud - Alumni

Undergraduate, Microbiology major
From: Apex, North Carolina
Studying genomes of avian and mastitis E. coli strains.