The department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. John T Beatty would like to congratulate Rafael as he successfully defended his thesis titled "Structural and Functional Relationships of the Bacteriopheophytin Environment in Photosynthetic Reaction Center Protein." Rafael has started a postdoc in St.Louis Missouri. He will be using genome editing approaches to investigate energy transfer pathways in photosynthetic green sulfur bacteria.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Rachel Fernandez wish to send congratulations to Nita who successfully defended her thesis titled, "Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Novel Bordetella Pertussis Lipid A Modifications." Nita has started a Postdoc at the laboratory of Prof. Adrian Goldman at the University of Leeds working on solving the structure and enzyme conformational changes through the reaction cycle of a Bacteroides. pyrophosphatase.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Francois Jean congratulate Emma-Kate as she successfully defended her thesis titled "Regulating the Regulators: Emerging Roles of Cellular MicroRNAs During Influenza A Virus Infection". Emma-Kate is currently teaching part time at UBC.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology would like to join Dr. Curtis Suttle in congratulating Richard White III who defended his thesis titled "Metagenomic and Genomic analyses of Modern Freshwater Microbialites: Unmasking a Community of Complex Metabolic Potential". Rick is continuing on as a Post-Doc in Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland Washington as part of the Environmental Molecular Science Lab.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Michael Murphy congratulate Stephanie who defended her thesis titled "Iron Binding and Oxidation by Pseudo-Nitzschia Multiseries Ferritin". Stephanie will continue her work in Michael Murphy's lab.