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The Goley Lab
studying tiny cell biology since 2011
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Erin Goley, PhD
AKA: Boss
Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
Hometown:
North Kingstown, RI
BA,
Hood College, 1998; PhD, UC-Berkeley, 2006; Postdoc, Stanford University
Research interests: Bacterial cell biology including growth, division, organization, development, signaling, and diversity! I want to understand the complex and elegant mechanisms underlying growth of these “simple” organisms.

Spirit bacterium:
Rhodomicrobium vannielii
Fave Bmore venues: Fork & Wrench, KoCo, cruising the harbor in a water taxi, First Thursdays at Canton Waterfront Park
Twitter:
@goleylab
egoley1@jhmi.edu
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JCB Profile of Erin
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Selam Woldemeskel

AKA:
Swarms
BC Graduate Student
Hometown:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BS,
Saint Francis University, 2013
Research interests: Bacterial cell biology, microbiome, antibiotic resistance

Spirit bacterium: Lactobacillus and all the other good bacteria that allow us to live healthy and happy lives

Twitter:
@swarmisms
selam.woldemeskel@gmail.com

Pubmed
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PJ Lariviere

AKA:
PjlA
BCMB Graduate Student
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
BA,
Bowdoin College, 2013
Research interests: I’m broadly interested in understanding how bacteria divide. More specifically, I’m interested in how the bacterial cytoskeleton and the cell wall act together during the division process.

Spirit bacterium: Asticcacaulis biprosthecum, because two stalks are better than one
Fave Bmore venue: Clark Burger

plarivi1@jhmi.edu
Pubmed
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Chris Mahone
AKA: Chriscentus
BC Graduate Student
Hometown:
Dundalk, MD
BA, Hood College, 2013
Research interests: protein biochemistry, peptidoglycan synthesis, constriction during cell division

Spirit bacterium:
Lactobacillus delbrückii
Fave Bmore venue: North Point State Park

Twitter:
@itschrismahone
cmahone6@jhmi.edu
Pubmed
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Allison Daitch

AKA:
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

Spirit bacterium:
Borrelia burgdorferi
Fave Bmore venue: Boathouse, Canton

Twitter:
@allisondaitch
adaitch1@jhmi.edu
PubMed
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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

Spirit bacterium: Mycobacterium smegmatis
Fave Bmore venues: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Patterson Park, Mayuree Thai, Walt’s Inn Karaoke

jbarrow8@jhmi.edu
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Former members
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Kousik Sundararajan, PhD
AKA:
DapK
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
AKA:
LzlC
BCMB Graduate Student 2011-2017
Current position: Postdoc at Achaogen

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Jasmine Burrell,
SARE Scholar, Green Street Academy, 2017
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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