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Naureen Aslam

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Peyton Blount

I received my BS in molecular/cellular biology from the University of North Florida. I am currently an MS student in the labs of Dr. Hugo Gante (evolutionary biology) and Dr. Kris Schwab (developmental biology). My thesis is primarily focused on generating fish reporter lines through Tol2-mediated transgenesis and CRISPR-Cas9 knock-outs.


Keeley Cleghorn

My research is involved in understanding the mechanisms of acquired and maintenance of chemoresistance in a breast cancer cell line. I am particularly interested in the role microtubules play and major pathways involved in chemoresistance.


Sabrina Faozia

   I am currently a PhD student under the advisement of Dr. Kyu Hong Cho. I am studying the role of cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) and potassium (K+) transport in SpeB biogenesis in Streptococcus pyogenes. SpeB, one of the major virulence factors of S. pyogenes is controlled by second messenger molecules c-di-AMP. Besides, potassium (K+) plays a vital role in bacterial metabolism and physiology. The aim of this study is to understand how K+ transporters are involved in SpeB biogenesis. 

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AJ Farmer

I am a PhD student in Biology (Physiology) under Dr. Kristopher Schwab. My current research as a part of Dr. Schwab's lab is studying the epigenetic and genetic regulation of heart development with the main model organism as Drosophila melanogaster.

Danielle Muse

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Sarah Worthington