Elizabeth Vega

My name is Elizabeth Vega and I am pursuing a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience Track) and am interested in the interplay between physics and biology. I would like to explore how biological phenomenon can help explain problems in physics, like gravity, and how physics can help us gain a deeper understanding of […]

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 […]

Adriana Emilce Galvan, Ph.D.

My name is Emi and I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in The Moreno lab. I am investigating the diverse factors and stimuli affecting ToxRS interaction dynamics in Vibrio cholerae.I got my B.S. in Biotechnology and my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in Argentina. I did my first Postdoc at Florida International University, where I studied the mechanisms […]

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 the Program Director of the Synergy Scholars Program at Burnett. Research in my Lab has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Food and Drug Administration and the […]