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Alanoud Aljasham

PhD Student

Alanoud Aljasham

Lindegren, 7
Phone: 618-453-2520
E‑mail: gollanar@siu.edu

Field:
Beneficial Host-Microbe Interactions

Degrees:
MS, 2014, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BS, 2009, Molecular Biology, Kuwait University

Advisor:
Bethany Rader

Publications:
Articles in Professional Journals

  • Rosche, K.L., Aljasham, A.T., Kipfer, J.N., Piatkowski, B.T. and Konjufca, V. 2015. Infection with Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Leads to Increased Proportions of F4/80+ Red Pulp Macrophages and Decreased Proportions of B and T Lymphocytes in the Spleen. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 12;10(6):e0130092. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130092. Link


Azam Baharlouei

PhD Student

Azam Baharlouei

Life Science III, 1013
Phone: 618-453-2930
E‑mail: baharlouei@siu.edu

Field:
Metabolic and genomic characterization of biofuel producing microbes

Degrees:
MS, 2009, Biotechnology Engineering, Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
BS, 2003, Plant Breeding and Agronomy Engineering, Shahrekord University, Iran

Advisor:
Scott Hamilton-Brehm


Makala Carney

MS Student

Life Science III, 1057
Phone: 618-453-3249
E‑mail: carneym1108@siu.edu

Field:
Developmental Regulation in Chlamydia

Degrees:
BS, 2018, Microbiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Advisor:
Derek Fisher


Jae Claywell

PhD Student

Jae Claywell

Life Science III, 1057
Phone: 618-453-3249
E‑mail: jclaywel@gmail.com

Field:
Developmental Regulation in Chlamydia

Degrees:
BS, 2012, Neurobiology & Physiology, Purdue University

Advisor:
Derek Fisher

Publications:
Articles in Professional Journals

  • Claywell, J.E., Matschke, L.M., Plunkett, K.N., and Fisher, D.J. (2018) Inhibition of the Protein Phosphatase CppA Alters Development of Chlamydia trachomatis. Journal of Bacteriology. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00419-18. Link
  • Claywell, J.E., Matschke, L.M., and Fisher, D.J. (2016) The impact of protein phosphorylation on chlamydial physiology. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 6:197. Link
  • Claywell, J.E. and Fisher, D.J. (2016) CTL0511 from Chlamydia trachomatis is a Type 2C Protein Phosphatase (PP2C) with Broad-Substrate Specificity. Journal of Bacteriology. PMID: 27114464 PubMed Link


Kyle Gruber

MS Student

Life Science II, 112
Phone: 217-294-3902
E‑mail: kyle.gruber@siu.edu

Field:
Undecided
 
Degrees:
BS, 2014, Psychology, Univ. of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Advisor:
Undecided


April Hasket

MS Student

Lindegren, 7
Phone: 618-453-2520
E‑mail: ahaskett11801@siu.edu

Field:
Characterization of the Hawaiian Bobtail squid alkaline phosphatase, EsAP1

Degrees:
BS, 2016, Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Advisor:
Bethany Rader


Adam Horton

MS Student

Adam Horton, MBMB

Life Science III, 1011
Phone: 618-453-2930
E‑mail: ahorton@siu.edu

Field:
Characterization of deep subsurface bacteria

Degrees:
BS, 2016, Microbiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Advisor:
Scott Hamilton-Brehm


Shiomi Kuwabara

MS Student

Life Science III, 1057
Phone: 618-453-3249
E-mail: 
shiomi.kuwabara@siu.edu

Field:
Developmental Regulation in Chlamydia 

Degrees:
BS, 2018, Biotechnology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Advisor:
Derek Fisher


Jeremiah Miller

MS Student

Jeremiah Miller

Life Science II, 110
Phone: 618-453-2930
E‑mail: jsmiller20.jm@siu.edu

Field:
Small RNA analysis

Degrees:
BS, 2016, Microbiology, Southern Illinois University

Advisor:
Kelly Bender


Nita Shillova

MS Student

Nita Shillova

Life Science II, 126
Phone: 618-453-7984
E‑mail: nita.shillovaa@gmail.com

Field:
Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions

Degrees:
BS, 2017, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Jacobs University, Bremen

Advisor:
Vjollca Konjufca


Nicole Szczepanik

PhD Student

Nicole Szczepanik

Life Science II, 110
Phone: 618-453-2930
E‑mail: szczep@siu.edu

Field:
Small RNA analysis

Degrees:
BS, 2012, Microbiology, Southern Illinois University

Advisor:
Kelly Bender


Erik Velkme

MS Student

Life Science II, 112
Phone: 618-453-2930
E‑mail: erik.velkme@siu.edu

Field:
Undecided

Degrees:
BS, 2015, Biology, Michigan State University

Advisor:
Undecided