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==Education==
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===Harvard University, Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences===
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Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (May 2012)<br>
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Dissertation: Bistability in ''Pseudomonas aeruginosa''
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===University of Iowa===
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B.S., Microbiology with Honors and Computer Science (May 2006)
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==Research Experience==
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===The University of Texas at Austin===
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Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-present)<br>
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Advisor: Marvin Whiteley<br>
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Project: Fitness determinants of ''P. aeruginosa'' for growth in disease conditions
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*Investigating the genetic requirements for ''P. aeruginosa'' growth in CF lung secretions
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*Map the conditionally essential genome for burn wound infection and systemic invasion
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Project: Mapping all synthetic genetic interactions in a bacterium using second-generation sequencing
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===Harvard University===
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Ph.D. Student (2006-2012)<br>
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Advisor: Simon L. Dove<br>
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Project: An epigenetic switch that controls virulence gene expression in ''P. aeruginosa''
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*Characterized the bistable BexR regulon in ''P. aeruginosa''
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*Determined a requirement for positive feedback in bistable expression of ''bexR'' and the ''bexR'' regulon
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Project: Control of ''cupA'' fimbrial gene expression in ''P. aeruginosa'' by the LysR-type transcription regulator MexT
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*Discovered a role for PrrA, an unannotated sRNA encoded downstream of the MexT-regulated ''mexEFoprN'' antibiotic efflux pump genes, in bistable ''cupA'' gene expression
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*Generated evidence suggesting that PrrA negatively regulates the H-NS-like protein MvaU
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Project: Inducible protein degradation in ''P. aeruginosa''
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*Adapted a targeted protein depletion system for use in ''P. aeruginosa'' and demonstrated its utility in determining the co-essentiality of the H-NS-like proteins MvaT and MvaU
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===University of Iowa===
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Research Assistant (2002-2006)<br>
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Advisor: Michael A. Apicella<br>
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Project: Biochemistry of sialic acid transport in ''Haemophilus influenzae''
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*Purified the sialic acid transport protein SiaP and characterized its sugar-binding biochemistry
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==Technical Skills==
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==Teaching Skills==
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==Awards and Honors==
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==Peer-Reviewed Publications==
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[http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nQnBOLoAAAAJ Google Scholar profile]
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==References==
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Available on request

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Education

Harvard University, Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (May 2012)
Dissertation: Bistability in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

University of Iowa

B.S., Microbiology with Honors and Computer Science (May 2006)

Research Experience

The University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-present)
Advisor: Marvin Whiteley
Project: Fitness determinants of P. aeruginosa for growth in disease conditions

  • Investigating the genetic requirements for P. aeruginosa growth in CF lung secretions
  • Map the conditionally essential genome for burn wound infection and systemic invasion

Project: Mapping all synthetic genetic interactions in a bacterium using second-generation sequencing

Harvard University

Ph.D. Student (2006-2012)
Advisor: Simon L. Dove
Project: An epigenetic switch that controls virulence gene expression in P. aeruginosa

  • Characterized the bistable BexR regulon in P. aeruginosa
  • Determined a requirement for positive feedback in bistable expression of bexR and the bexR regulon

Project: Control of cupA fimbrial gene expression in P. aeruginosa by the LysR-type transcription regulator MexT

  • Discovered a role for PrrA, an unannotated sRNA encoded downstream of the MexT-regulated mexEFoprN antibiotic efflux pump genes, in bistable cupA gene expression
  • Generated evidence suggesting that PrrA negatively regulates the H-NS-like protein MvaU

Project: Inducible protein degradation in P. aeruginosa

  • Adapted a targeted protein depletion system for use in P. aeruginosa and demonstrated its utility in determining the co-essentiality of the H-NS-like proteins MvaT and MvaU

University of Iowa

Research Assistant (2002-2006)
Advisor: Michael A. Apicella
Project: Biochemistry of sialic acid transport in Haemophilus influenzae

  • Purified the sialic acid transport protein SiaP and characterized its sugar-binding biochemistry

Technical Skills

Teaching Skills

Awards and Honors

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Google Scholar profile

References

Available on request

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