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Lab Personnel

By July 15, 2019 08:09 AM
Principal Investigator

Ph.D., Biology, University of Utah, 2003 and B.S., Chemistry, University of Utah, 1996
Daniel Arens
Daniel Arens
2016-current, PhD Candidate

I am a third year PhD student and am focusing on understanding the network of proteins that control oxygen consumption and lipid biosynthesis. I plan on continuing research in a government organization such as a national laboratory.
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson
2017-current, MS Candidate

I am a second year Masters student researching phage biology. I recieved my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology. I am interested in antibiotic resistant bacteria and phage therapy research. I am currently working on novel treatments to improve Honey Bee health.
Colleen Newey
2019-current, MS Candidate)

I am first year masters student researching the Ataxin-2 interactome to better understand ALS and metabolic disease.
Hannah Ferguson
Undergraduate

I am a junior studying Molecular Biology, I am working on the CryAB protein project with Laura. I enjoy research and hope to continue doing it in the future.
Laura Barnett
Laura Barnett
Undergrdaute

I am a senior studying Genetics & Biotechnology, working on a project studying the CryAB protein and how certain missense mutations can change its molecular function and binding partners. I am hoping to someday work in the field of cancer research.
Michael Sirrine
Undergraduate

I am a senior studying Molecular Biology, I am currently working on finding binding partners of cbf1 so we can better understand it's role in cellular respiration. I hope to continue doing research to understand more about cell functions and health.
Samuel Flor
Undergraduate
Rochelle Gaertner
Undergraduate
Jacob Fairholm
Undergraduate
Tyson Stoker
Undergraduate

I am a senior studying Exercise Science, currently working on a project involving phage abundance in humans. We will be using the data collected from human samples to compare the abundance of different bacteriophages in individuals’ microbiome, yielding various implications. I plan to apply to medical school in the summer of 2020.
Sam Rutter
Undergraduate

I am a junior studying Neuroscience with a Spanish minor, working on the CryAB protein project, seeing how certain mutations affect its binding partners, and thus function. I plan to go to medical school and use my knowledge to advance research as well.
Alex Atkinson
High School Intern

I am a high school student at Mountain Heights Academy and Herriman High. I have taken this internship for 2 years. I want to use this internship to gain experience and expertise in microbiology and molecular biology. I hope to be a geneticist or molecular biology when I'm older.