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Kaitlyn Gregorio

I am a Medical Student at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. I will be working with the Moreno Lab during my first and second years for my Focused Inquiry and Research Experience (FIRE) Project. I am studying the effect of climate change on the incidence of enteric diseases within vulnerable pediatric populations.   […]

Jeonglim Choi

I am a Masters student pursuing a degree in Biotechnology. I am interested in the bacterial pathogenesis of Vibrio vulnificus. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fermentation Biotechnology from KMU, South Korea. As hobbies, I like to cook, watch series in Netflix and learn Spanish.

Destiny Carroll

I am a Masters Student pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences (Integrated Medical Sciences) interested in the mechanisms regulating bacterial dormancy in Vibrio cholerae. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Sciences from UCF. In the future, I want to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences.

Jane Maureen Jayakumar

I am a technician in the Moreno Lab interested in the bacterial pathogenesis and immune evasion. Specifically, I study the evolution of virulence and host colonization of Vibrio vulnificus. I graduated with a Masters degree in Biotechnology from UCF and a Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from NMAM IT, India. In the future, I want to pursue a Ph.D. […]

Maria Martinelli

I am a Ph.D. student pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Science in Genetics and Genomics from the University of Florida.   I am interested in the evolutionary dynamic of Vibrio cholerae. Specifically, I study evolution of V. […]

Trudy-Ann Grant

My name is Trudy-Ann Grant and I am from Jamaica. I am a Ph.D. Candidate interested in therapeutic treatments against bacterial disease. Specifically, I study the emergence and evolution of resistance against antimicrobial compounds in the Vibrionaceae and the evolution of their pathogenicity factors. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry from Florida International […]

Deepak Balasubramanian, Ph.D.

I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Moreno lab. I study the molecular mechanisms and regulation of dormancy in Vibrio cholerae. I obtained by Ph.D. from Florida International University, Miami, working in Dr. Kalai Mathee’s lab, examining the gene regulatory networks determining antibiotic resistance and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I worked at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and […]

Salvador Almagro-Moreno, Ph.D.

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. I am also a core faculty member of the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster at UCF. I was the E. E. Just Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College and a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Ronald Taylor’s lab […]