greg krantz

Greg Krantz

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Center for Biofilm Engineering

gregory.krantz@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Fields 

Project: I work on bacterial biofilms that corrode the inside of oil pipelines causing damage and oil spills.  My project focuses on fundamental biofilm attachment and metabolic processes that contribute to metal corrosion.

Joanna Borgogna

Joanna Borgogna

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Advisor: Dr. Carl Yeoman 

 

biofilm

Stacy (Lee) McGill

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory

Advisor: Dr. Ross Carlson

 

Brittany Jenkins

Brittany Jenkins

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

bjenkins961@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Doug Kominsky and Dr. Seth Walk

Project: Microbial metabolites affect host gastrointestinal homeostasis and health. My research, aims to understand the mechanisms underlying signaling between the intestinal mucosa and microbial symbionts using tryptophan and indole metabolites as currency.

Maureen Kessler

Maureen Kessler

Department of Ecology

maureenkkessler@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Raina Plowright

Project: Maureen is studying the disease ecology of Hendra virus in Australian flying foxes. Her fieldwork focuses on identifying nutritional differences between migratory and urban resident flying foxes to understand how resource limitation alters bat foraging strategies and increases risk of virus spillover.

 


 

 

Alex McMenamin

Alex McMenamin

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

alexmcmenamin2@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Michelle Flenniken

Project: I study honey bee host-virus interactions. Bees, like all living things, are infected by viruses that can cause disease and death. My work aims to understand (1) how honey bees combat virus infection and (2) how a particular group of viruses ( the Lake Sinai viruses) behave inside a cell.

 

Nick Reichart

Nicholas Reichart

Center for Biofilm Engineering 

reichart.nick@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Roland Hatzenpichler

Project: I study uncultured microbes in Yellowstone hot springs, with an emphasis on understanding the function and metabolism of archaea that might be involved in carbon cycling. In addition, I am working to develop a novel bioorthogonal labeling approach to visualize DNA synthesizing cells using click chemistry.

virology

Brian Ross

Department of Microbiology and Immunology 

bross1204@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Michelle Flenniken

Project: I’m investigating the underlying molecular/genetic relationships between potato plants and Potato virus Y, which is a global problem for potato production and large economic burden. I’m currently researching possible differences in susceptibility to virus in different generations of seed and also exploring various biocontrol agents. 

Adam Thuen

Adam Thuen

Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

adam@thuen.org

Advisor: Dr. James Mazer

Project: Systems Neuroscience, focus on vision, attention, and action neurophysiology

isaac miller

Isaac Miller

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

ikemiller23@gmail.com

Advisor:  Dr. Matthew Fields 

Project: I have a three part project: 1.) optimize the use of algal biofilms as a tool for the bioremediation of wastewater from intensive inland aquaculture 2.) convert algal biomass into fish food 3.) characterize potential shifts in the rainbow trout gut microbiome after the introduction of algae-based feeds.

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Alexandra Townsend Cheney

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

townsa@uw.edu

Advisors: Dr. Valerie Copie and Dr. Frances Lefcort

Project: 

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Benjamin Deuling

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

benjamindeuling@montana.edu

Advisors: Dr. Seth Walk and Dr. Doug Kominsky
Adrienne Arnold

Adrienne Arnold

Department of Engineering

adarnold125@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Ross Carlson

Project: 

 

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Alexis Hatton

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

alexishatton@montana.edu

 

Advisor: Dr. Rynda-Apple

Project: Alexis aims to understand the role of early immune recognition of viral and non-viral repeating protein subunit patterns (RPSPs) and how these RPSPs alter the host immune environment leading to changes in the host response to subsequent bacterial infections.

Isaak Thornton

Isaak Thornton

Department of Engineering

isaakthornton@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. James Wilking

Project: Isaak is developing a method for printing complex biological structures using a high resolution laser based 3D printer. This work aims to provide a platform for studying biological systems, like microbial consortia in biofilms, by providing control over cellular arrangement. 

George Schaible

George Schaible

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

george.schaible@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Roland Hatzenpichler

Project: 

Anastasia Schultz

First Year MBS Student

 

Currently in lab rotations

Mallory Thomas

First Year MBS Student

Currently in lab rotations

Maria Clara Fernandez Martin

First Year MBS Student

Currently in lab rotations

Will Christian

First Year MBS Student

Currently in lab rotations

Emily Robinson

First Year MBS Student

Currently in lab rotations