Research Interest: I graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Throughout my tenure at Gettysburg, I developed new techniques for serotyping and determining antibiotic-resistant profiles of Salmonella enterica. I further investigated methods for the isolation and purification of Salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella from environmental and food samples. While the majority of my research has focused on bacterial methods development, my current research interests are dedicated to the microbiome and understanding host-pathogen interaction.
Personal Interests: In my spare time, I spend as much time as possible outdoors playing golf, running, and gardening. I also enjoy cooking/baking, playing board games, and listening to podcasts.
Publications List: Thompson C, Doak A, Amirani N, Schroeder E, Wright J, Kariyawasam S, Lamendella R, Shariat N. 2018. High-resolution identification of multiple Salmonella serovars in a single sample by using CRISPR-SeroSeq. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84(21).