Germaine Yong

Coers – Lab Members

Germaine Yong_Coers LabUndergraduate Student
230 Jones Building
Box 3580 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 684-7108
Fax: (919) 684-7109
Email: germaine.yong@duke.edu

I grew up in Singapore, and I am currently in my senior year as an undergrad at Duke. I’m fascinated by how microbes–invisible to the naked eye–engage in highly complex interactions with the human body that can be either beneficial (sometimes crucial) or harmful. I’ve been actively engaged in microbiology research since I was 14 and intend to pursue a microbiology-related PhD after my undergraduate career. Here at the Coers lab, I’m investigating Interferon-induced immune responses to intracellular bacterial pathogens.

Apart from microbe-human interactions, I’m also interested in marine microbiology (specifically, it’s ability to regulate larger and more “charismatic” marine organisms) and food science microbiology. During my free time, I love baking and heading out to parks with my family (which always includes my dog Nugget Pouter).