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Erin Goley, PhD
AKA: Boss
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
North Kingstown, RI
Hood College, 1998; PhD, UC-Berkeley, 2006; Postdoc, Stanford University
Research interests: Bacterial growth, division, organization, development, signaling, and diversity! I want to understand the complex mechanisms underlying growth of these “simple” organisms.
Bacterial patronus
: Rhodomicrobium vannielii
Fave Bmore venues
: KoCo, the water taxis, First Thursdays
Twitter: @goleylab
Google Scholar
JCB Profile of Erin
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Chris Mahone

: Chriscentus
BC Graduate Student
Hometown: Dundalk, MD
BA, Hood College, 2013
Research interests: protein biochemistry, peptidoglycan synthesis, constriction during cell division
Bacterial patronus: Lactobacillus delbrückii
Fave Bmore venue: North Point State Park
Twitter: @itschrismahone
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Allison Daitch

: Allobacter
BCMB Graduate Student
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
BS, University of Maryland, College Park, 2016
Research interests: (p)ppGpp, stringent response, bacterial cell wall, cell division, cell cycle, chromosome segregation, antibiotic resistance and persistence
Bacterial patronus: Borrelia burgdorferi
Fave Bmore venue: Boathouse, Canton
Twitter: @allisondaitch
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Jordan Barrows

BCMB Graduate Student
Hometown: Helena, MT
BS, University of Arizona, 2017
Research interests: Regulation of bacterial cell wall synthesis, protein structure and biochemistry, antibiotic mechanisms and resistance
Bacterial patronus: Mycobacterium smegmatis
Fave Bmore venues: Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall, Patterson Park, Mayuree Thai, Walt’s Inn Karaoke
Twitter: @jordanmbarrows
Google Scholar
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Erika Smith

BCMB Graduate Student
Hometown: Salem, NH
BA, Colby College, 2018
Research interests: Transcriptional regulation, stress response, protein degradation
Bacterial patronus: Leuconostoc mesenteries, because pickles
Fave Bmore venues: NCR Trail in Cockeysville
Twitter: @esmit191
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Wanda Figueroa-Cuilan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Hometown: Arroyo, Puerto Rico (via Columbia, MO)
BA, University of Puerto Rico, 2012; PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019 (PI, Pam Brown)
Research interests: Regulation of bacterial cell shape, metabolism, cell wall synthesis during elongation & division, antibiotic resistance, stress responses
Bacterial patronus: Deinococcus radiodurans
Fave Bmore venues: Power Plant (Hard Rock/Barnes and Noble, Inner Harbor)
Twitter: @W_Melz
Google Scholar
Former members
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PJ Lariviere, PhD

BCMB Graduate Student 2013-2019
Current Position: Postdoc with Kim Lewis, Northeastern University (beginning Sept 2019)
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Selam Woldemeskel, PhD

AKA: Swarms
BC Graduate Student 2013-2019
Current Position: Postdoc with Houra Merrikh, Vanderbilt University
Alyshia Scholl, BCMB Rotation student, 2019
Chad Hicks, BCMB Rotation student, 2018-9
Marie Stoltzfus, BCMB Rotation student, 2018
Brandon King,
SARE Scholar, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 2018
Olivia Robinson, Summer High School Researcher, 2018
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Kousik Sundararajan, PhD

BCMB Graduate Student 2012-2018
Current Position: Postdoc with Aaron Straight, Stanford University
Claudia Carcamo, BCMB rotation student, 2018
Billy Mills, BC rotation student, 2018
Grace Ayole,
SARE Scholar, Seed School of Maryland, 2017
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Anant Bhargava, undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017, JHU class of 2018
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Liz Meier, PhD

: LzlC
BCMB Graduate Student 2011-2017
Current position:
Scientist I at Zymergen, Inc.
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Jasmine Burrell, SARE Scholar, Green Street Academy, 2017
Undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park
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Josh McCausland, BCMB Rotation Student, 2017
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Amit Mehrotra, Undergraduate Summer Researcher, University of Buffalo-SUNY, 2016
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James Valderamma, Undergraduate Researcher, JHU, 2015-2016
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Samantha Casimir, Undergraduate Summer Researcher, Rutgers University, 2015
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Brianna Ramirez, Undergraduate Summer Researcher, U Texas-El Paso, 2014
Josh Kassner, Undergraduate Researcher, JHU, 2013-2014
Eric Schiffhauer, BCMB Rotation Student, 2014
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Alex Hessel, Research technician, 2011-2013
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Maddie Sansbury, High School Summer Researcher, South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 2013
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Cailyn Mather, Undergraduate Summer Researcher, Rhode Island College, 2013

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Zach Margulies, Undergraduate Summer Researcher, U Maryland Baltimore County, 2013

Zhuwei Xu, BCMB Rotation Student, 2013
Phil Cox, BCMB Rotation Student, 2012
Lydia Hellwig, Undergraduate Researcher, JHU, 2011-2012