Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming
Year Entered Into Program: 2013
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes opportunistic infections. My research focuses on the global regulation of virulence factors in P. aeruginosa and P. aeruginosa ability to transition from an acute virulent phenotype to a chronic virulent phenotype.
Steven, B., S.E. Dowd., K.H. Schulmeyer, N.L. Ward. (2011) Phylum-targeted pyrosequencing reveals diverse planctomycete populations in a eutrophic lake. Aquat Microb Ecol 64:41-49.