Former Lab Members

Sue Ann Flores, MA
Chicago, IL
Project: Role of the Min system in the regulation of cell division in A. tumefaciens.
Current position: Researcher at Argonne National Labs



Helen Blaine, Undergraduate Researcher
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Project: Investigating the role of the endolysin Phage Peptidoglycan Hydrolase in cause lysis of Alphaproteobacteria and E. coli
Current position: Graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis


Kenya Phillips, Undergraduate Researcher
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Project: Isolating bacteriophages that infect Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Current position: Lab technician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center


Colleen Kennedy, Undergraduate Researcher

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Project: Characterizing the effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on cell growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Current position: Researcher at Washington University



Courtney Buchanan, Undergraduate Researcher
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
Project: To isolate and characterize bacteriophage that can infect Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Current position: Nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital


Jeanette Rimbey, Undergraduate Researcher
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
Project: Isolating and characterizing bacteriophage that can infect A. tumefaciens
Current position: Graduate Student at Texas Tech University



Ryan Koch, Undergraduate Researcher
1453261_10152343426266038_56510609_n-1Hometown: Manchester, MO
Project: I am studying the polar organizing protein PopZ and its role in the growth of Agrobacterium tumefaciens using a yeast-two hybrid system, which screens for protein-protein interactions.
Current position: Research assistant at Columbia VA Medical Center


Aliyah Sulaiman, Undergraduate Researcher
Berkeley, CA
Project: I am developing quantitative assays to help validate novel approaches to complementation and depletion of genes of interest
Current Position: Quality Control Associate at Boehringer Ingelheim


Anjaleque Bragg, Undergraduate Researcher
HometownDallas, TX
: Can predatory bacteria help clear industrially relevant biofilms?  Let’s find out…




Caleb Bussard, Undergraduate Researcher
395964_10150551271174192_666870196_ncropHometown: Billings, MO
Project: What is the role of LD-transpeptidation in A. tumefaciens?




Sharad Gami, Undergraduate Researcher
wpid-1334073883547Hometown: Waynesville, MO
Project: Screening mutants for cell wall defect using an embedded agarose assay.