Past Graduate Students

Name Degree Obtained Institution Undergraduate Institution Title of Research Project Current Position
Gabriel Lozano 2018 PhD Yale University Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia Understanding molecular mechanisms that underpin microbe-microbe interactions within microbial communities Postdoc, Boston Children’s Hospital
Jessica Miles 2016 PhD Yale University Vanderbilt University Senior Publisher, Cell Press
Caleb Fischer
Alvaro Mongui Cruz 2013 & 2014 Visiting graduate student, Yale University 2005 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Transposon TnC_T7 validation to promote functional expression of antibiotic resistance genes (Beta-lactamases) in bacterial clones from metagenomic libraries Research Associate at CorpoGen
Jonathan Holt 2013 PhD UW-Madison 2002 MS University of Illinois Ecology of the Manduca sexta gut microbiota Microbiology Instructor, Edgewood College in Madison, WI
Elizabeth Stulberg 2013 PhD Yale University 2005 Brown University Genomic and metabolomic investigation of a novel Alaskan soil streptomycete AAAS/ASM Science and Technology Policy Congressional Fellow for Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter
Matthew McMahon 2011 PhD
2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison Accessing and deciphering metabolic potential using heterologous hosts Scientist- Metabolic Engineering at Joule Unlimited Technologies, Inc.
Yanzhuan Cao Visiting graduate student, Yale University PhD student, China Agricultural University
Lihui Xu Visiting graduate student, Yale University Researcher at Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Heather Allen 2009 PhD
2004 University of Iowa Functional metagenomics to identify antibiotic resistance genes in soil Scientist, USDA, Iowa State University
Brandon Converse 2009 MS
2007 University of Wisconsin-Madison Screen for nitration enzymes in metagenomic libraries Associate Researcher, Dept. of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Cliff Hogan 2009 MS
2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison Microbial diversity in apple orchard soil Postdoctoral Research Scientist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Lindsay Rusnak 2009 MS
2007 Ohio Weslyan Antibiotic resistance in soil from an apple orchard Instructor, Madison Area Technical College
Nichole Broderick 2009 PhD
2003 University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS) Bacteria in the midgut of gypsy moth larvae Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
Zakee Sabree 2008 PhD
2000 Howard University Heterologous expression in the metagenomics era Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Brook Peterson 2008 PhD
2002 Grinnell College Interactions among rhizosphere bacteria Senior Scientist, University of Washington
Courtney Robinson 2008 PhD
2000 Xavier University Robustness of lepidopteran midgut microbial communities Assistant Professor, Howard University
Christian Riesenfeld 2006 PhD
1998 University of Rochester Survey of aminoglycoside resistance genes in soil Research Associate, University of West Florida
Bradley Borlee 2006 PhD
2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dissecting communication in microbial communities Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Katherine Butler 2006 MS
2004 Hampton University Microbiology of the gut of the cabbage white butterfly Laboratory technician, UCSD
Lynn Williamson 2005 MS
2002 University of Wisconsin-Madison Signal molecules in metagenomic libraries Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brad Garcia 2005 PhD
1999 University of Wisconsin-Madison Multiplexed Microarrays for Diagnosis and Detection Director of Technology & Business Development, Primorigen Biosciences
Anne Dunn 2002 PhD
Investigation of Communication BetweenBacillus cereus and Plants Associate Professor, Microbial Molecular Biology and Physiology, The University of Oklahoma
Zhengrong Cui 1999 MS
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, The University of Texas at Austin
Mark Bittinger 1999 PhD
The RosR regulon ofRhizobium etli Associate Director, Target Biology, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science
Elizabeth Emmert 1999 PhD
University of Delaware Chemical biology of Bacillus cereus Associate Professor,  Dept. of Biological Sciences, Salisbury University
Amy Klimowicz 1999 MS
Associate Researcher, Dillard Lab, UW-Madison
Elizabeth Stohl 1998 PhD
Zwittermicin A resistance and biosynthesis Research Faculty, Seifert Lab, Northwestern University
Eric Stabb 1997 PhD
Zwittermicin A: Diversity of producers and mechanisms of resistance Professor and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Eduardo Robleto 1995 MS
Applied ecology of trifolitoxin production: A model to study the effects of antibiotic production on microbial populations of natural environments Associate Professor, UNLV
Laura Silo-Suh 1994 PhD
Biological activities of two antibiotics produced byBacillus cereus UW85 Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Mercer University
Kevin O’Connell 1993 PhD
1985 MIT Foliar chlorosis in plants induced by Rhizobium tropici Vice President, In-Q-Tel
Kevin Smith 1992 MS
Professor at the University of Minnesota
Ricardo Araujo 1992 PhD
Mutational analysis of the cell surface and nodulation competitiveness ofRhizobium leguminosarumbiovar phaseoli
Greg Gilbert 1991 PhD
1985 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Effects of the introduction of Bacillus cereus UW85n1 on communities of bacteria on roots Professor, Pepper-Giberson Chair of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Larry Halverson 1991 PhD
1981 Luther College Population biology of Bacillus cereus UW85: A case study for biotechnology policy Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University
Gwyn Beattie 1991 PhD
1985 Carleton College Quantitative and molecular analysis of nodulation competitiveness ofRhizobium leguminosarumbiovar phaseoli Robert Earle Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Bacteriology for Research and Nomenclature, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University