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Greeson, Emily

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
4040 Bio Engineering Facility
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-6933




Emily is a third-year PhD student in the Contag Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Saginaw Valley State University where she focused on ­source tracking fecal contamination in inland, freshwater sites utilizing qPCR to validate a rapid-testing EPA method. Currently, Emily is working on a variety of projects including chemical and magnetic control of a novel operon, ribothermometers, magnetotactic bacteria, and a Nevada black bear population project.

Poster Presentations: 

Greeson, E., Madsen, C., Toomajian, V., and Contag, C. H. (2019, April). Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interaction Utilizing a Novel Tet-On System for Synthetic Endosymbiont Control. Poster session presented at the Annual Michigan State University department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Awards Ceremony, East Lansing, MI.

Greeson, E., Madsen, C., Volpone V., Aguirre, A., Hardy, J., Bachmann, M., and Contag, C. H. (2019, September). Restructuring a novel Tet-ON system to provide chemical control for a hybrid, prokaryotic-eukaryotic model. Poster session presented at the Michigan State University Annual Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences & Engineering (IQ) Research Day, East Lansing, MI.