Graduate Student Directory
427 Jones Building
Box 3499 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Research Interests: Infectious disease, host-pathogen interactions
I grew up in the St. Louis, MO area and received my BS in Microbiology from Indiana University. Upon graduation, I moved back to St. Louis and worked as a technician in Dr. David Wang's laboratory at Washington University. There, I worked on characterization of the first viruses found to naturally infect C. elegans and C. briggsae.
My primary scientific interests are in host-pathogen interactions and human pathogenesis. Because of this, I joined Dr. Bill Steinbach's laboratory to study the human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. In the Steinbach lab, I am investigating the role of myosins in hyphal growth and calcineurin localization.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching baseball, crocheting, and spending time with my boyfriend and our dog.
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