Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
2001, B.A., Biology, Luther College
2006, Ph.D., Human Genetics, John Hopkins University
2007-11, Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Human Genome Research Institute
Ana Misic, Ph.D.
2003, B.S., Chemistry & Microbiology (Emphasis in Genetic Engineering), University of California - Santa Barbara
2010, Ph.D., Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison
Longitudinal studies of Staphylococcus and other microbial species found in households of MRSA patients; The gut microbiota associated with Hirschsprung disease-associated necrotizing enterocolitis; Whole metagenomic shotgun sequencing of skin microbiota
Geoffrey Hannigan, B.S.
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Cell and Molecular Biology; Gene Therapy and Vaccines Program
2011, B.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth
Metagenomic analysis of the human skin virome; Characterization of the microbial communities associated with traumatic wounds and their ability to heal; Understanding microbial associations with human dermatological diseases of unknown etiology.
Amanda Tyldsley, B.S.
Research Specialist and Lab Manager
2011, B.S., Biology, Northern Arizona University
Analysis of host response and microbiota in mouse models; Acne microbiome studies.
Brendan Hodkinson, Ph.D.
2005, B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary
2011, Ph.D., Biology, Duke University
Phylogeny, taxonomy, ecology, and physiology of diverse biological communities; bioinformatics for next-generation sequencing data; Characterization of the microbial communities associated with traumatic wounds and diabetic foot ulcers and their ability to heal.
Jacqueline Meisel, B.S.
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Genomics and Computational Biology Program
2012, B.S., Bioinformatics, University of Maryland Baltimore County
RNA-seq to analyze host response to commensal and pathogenic microbiota
Adam Sanmiguel, B.A.
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Cell and Molecular Biology; Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology (MVP) program
2010, B.A., Biology, Colby College
Effect of the microbiome and innate immunity on wound healing using mouse models; host factors that influence colonization of the skin with microbiota.
Senior at Central High School
Antibiotic resistance of skin microbes. Winning science fairs.