Jon Bethke

Headshot of Jon BethkeMGM Graduate Student (2015)
You Lab
2397 CIEMAS Bldg; DUMC 3382
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3566
Fax: (919) 668-0795


Research Interests:Infection and Immunity, Microbiome, Antibiotic Resistance, Synthetic Biology

Being a part of a traveling military family, I mostly grew up in Virginia where I later attended the University of Virginia. While there, I obtained my degree in Biology and worked in Dr. Daniel Engel’s lab screening for small molecule inhibitors of both Influenza and Dengue virus using a yeast growth model. I also served on Team Virginia in the 2013 International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition where we put forth a unique “minicell” drug delivery vehicle. In the end, shifting research interests, great cost of living, positive atmosphere and caliber of education all led me to Duke.

When free, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, playing piano and tennis.