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Microbiology Graduate Program

Affiliated Training Faculty

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Affiliated Faculty Contact Description
Thumbnail photo for Farrah Bashey-Visser Farrah Bashey-Visser
Assistant Scientist
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
fbasheyv [at]
Sycamore Hall 039
Evolutionary ecology of life-history and social strategies, evolution of virulence.
Thumbnail photo for Carl Bauer Carl Bauer
Adjunct: Professor and Chair of Biochemistry
bauer [at]
SI 305A / SI 313 / 317 (lab)
Oxygen and light regulation or gene expression; Biosynthesis of heme and chlorophyll; Prokaryotic development.
Thumbnail photo for James Bever James Bever
Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
jbever [at]
JH 149D / JH 149 (lab)
Ecology and evolution of plants and fungi.
Thumbnail photo for Karen Bush Karen Bush
Professor of Practice in Biotechnology, Adjunct Professor of Biology
karbush [at]
SI 102B
Antibiotic mechanisms of action and resistance; Antibacterial drug discovery and drug development.
Thumbnail photo for Lingling Chen Lingling Chen
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry
linchen [at]
SI 400A / SI 415 (lab)
Biochemistry and structure of molecular chaperon GroEL/GroES in protein folding, cell-cell communication via quorum sensing in bacteria, transcriptional regulators of IclR family
Thumbnail photo for Keith Clay Keith Clay
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
clay [at]
JH 159B / JH 159 (lab)
Microbial interactions: ecology, symbiosis, disease.
Thumbnail photo for Jim Drummond Jim Drummond
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry
jadrummo [at]
SI 305C / SI 301 (lab)
Limited alphabet coding sequences and proteins; a minimalist approach to structure and function.
Thumbnail photo for David Giedroc David Giedroc
Adjunct: Professor of Chemistry
giedroc [at]
SI 320A / SI 310 (lab)
Zinc- and copper-specific metal sensor proteins from bacterial pathogens, translational frameshifting, and RNA structure and function in mammalian coronavirus replication.
Thumbnail photo for Ke Hu Ke Hu
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
kehu [at]
MY 216A / MY 230 (lab)
The Cytoskeletal Biogenesis of Apicomplexan Parasites
Thumbnail photo for Roger Innes Roger Innes
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
rinnes [at]
MY 316B / MY 302 (lab)
Molecular genetics of plant/pathogen interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Cheng Kao Cheng Kao
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry
ckao [at]
SI 205A
Biochemistry of RNA virus infection and innate immunity.
Thumbnail photo for Melissa (Parrott) Konkol Melissa (Parrott) Konkol
Visiting Lecturer
maparrot [at]
MO 215
Thumbnail photo for Soni Lacefield Soni Lacefield
Assistant Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
sonil [at]
JH A315B
Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Cycle Regulation
Thumbnail photo for Jay T. Lennon Jay T. Lennon
Associate Professor
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lennonj [at]
856-0962 / 6-7235 (lab)
JH 261B / JH 261 (lab)
Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Thumbnail photo for David Nelson David Nelson
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
nelsonde [at]
MS 420
Chlamydial Biology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Pathogen Discovery.
Thumbnail photo for Richard Phillips Richard Phillips
Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Research (RTP)
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
rpp6 [at]
JH 247A/JH 245
Ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry: Consequences of human-accelerated environmental change on plant-soil-microbial Interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Flynn Picardal Flynn Picardal
Adjunct: Associate Professor, SPEA
picardal [at]
Bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and biogeochemistry with a focus on the microbial reduction of iron oxides and nitrate, microbial iron oxidation, biotransformation of metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons, and combined microbial:geochemical interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Heather Reynolds Heather Reynolds
Associate Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
hlreynol [at]
JH 155A
Plant community ecology; plant-soil-microbial interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Julia van Kessel Julia Van Kessel
Affiliated Assistant Research Scientist of Biology; Assistant Research Scientist of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
jcvk [at]

Simon Hall 400B
Bacterial cell-cell communication (quorum sensing); mechanisms of gene regulation in bacteria; regulation of bacterial stress response; dynamics of global transcriptional regulation.
Thumbnail photo for Adam Zlotnick Adam Zlotnick
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry
azlotnic [at]
SI 220D/SI 217A
Biophysics of virus assembly related to virus biology, development of antiviral strategies, and construction of virus nanostructures.
Thumbnail photo for Miriam Zolan Miriam Zolan
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
mzolan [at]
JH 217 / 219/221 (lab)
Meiosis and DNA Repair
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