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Graduate Students

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Kyle Card
Lenski Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Ph.D. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
Defending thesis in Summer 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

Starting in a post-doctoral position at the Cleveland Clinic in Dr. Jacob Scott's lab.

Message from Dr. Richard Lenski

You’re now on the home stretch, Kyle, and the finish line is in view! I can’t wait to follow your future research and accomplishments as you move forward in your career. All the best wishes – Rich


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Nkrumah Grant
Lenski Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Ph.D. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
Defending thesis in May 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

Moving to the University of Idaho to begin work as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Chris Marx's lab.

Message from Dr. Richard Lenski

You’ve come a long way, Nkrumah, and now the end of your doctoral work is in sight! I look forward to following your outstanding work and accomplishments in the years ahead. All the best wishes – Rich


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Y Hoang
Kroos Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Defended thesis in April 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

Starting work as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan.

Message from Y

Thank MMG Department for an exciting PhD journey!

Message from Dr. Lee Kroos

Congratulations Dr. Hoang!  Great job on your dissertation and defense!  I’ve enjoyed being your mentor, and I’ve learned a lot from you.  All best wishes for your continued success! 


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John Bosco Keven
Walker Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Defending thesis in Summer 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

Continuing onto a postdoctoral position in the Walker lab, working with lab members on future research projects which involve the study of the ecology and epidemiology of mosquito borne infectious diseases both here in the US and abroad in Papua New Guinea and Africa.


 

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Alshae Logan
Rose Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Defending thesis in Summer 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

TBD

Message from Joan Rose

Congratulations Alshae!!   You have done amazing work in just a very short amount of time.   Legionella will continue to be an important waterborne pathogen and your work has contributed much to our understanding of the species and their ecology in the built environment. 

I have so much enjoyed working with you.  Your can do and positive attitude, your work ethic and your ability to learn and solve scientific problems are characteristics that will make you successful as you start down your career path.


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Nhu Nguyen
Dufour Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Defending thesis in Summer 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

TBD


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Geoffrey Severin (BMB)
Waters Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Defended thesis in May 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

Starting work as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Harry Mobley's lab at the University of Michigan.

Message from Dr. Chris Waters

Congratulations Geoff and all of the MMG PhD graduates! You did it!


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Natalie VandePol
Bonito Lab Graduate
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Defended thesis in April 2020

Post-Graduation Plans

TBD

Image of Bonito Lab MembersMessage from Dr. Gregory Bonito

“Congratulations Natalie Vande Pol on successfully defending your PhD research on plant-fungal-bacterial interactions! It has been a pleasure to working with you and seeing you mature as a scientist. You’ve left your mark in the Bonito lab.  Wishing you a bright and successful future! "