Meet the Current Singer Lab Research Team
My name is Eduardo and I recently graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am currently researching the potential role of the volatile compound geosmin in M. xanthus‘ hunting strategy. After my time as a Junior Specialist, I hope to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Microbiology. Outside of lab, I enjoy watching movies, reading comic books, and playing basketball.
My name is Bryant, and I am a 3rd year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Major working to get into medical school. As someone on a pre-health route, I look at my research on Myxobacteria through the lens of its applications in helping heal people with my current project on the use of the defensin gene. Outside of lab, I also love to play Dungeons and Dragons and volunteer at a local student-run clinic as a patient advocate.
My name is Beth and I am a Fourth Year Microbiology Major currently applying to postBacc positions in industry for a gap year (or two!) before applying to Ph. D programs in Microbiology and Immunology. I have been working in the Singer lab since December 2017 and my current project is understanding the role of Cyclases on fruiting body development. Outside of lab I like to paint, read, and go hiking.
I hope to go to medical school and become a doctor, specifically an orthopedic surgeon. Research-wise, I am interested in biochemical pathways and health applications of novel biomolecules. Outside of lab, I am an avid hiker and cook with a passion, but no skill, for arts and crafts and digital art. In lab, I am working on analyzing the role and function of defensin like peptides in Myxobacterium.
My name is Kayleen and I am currently a third year undergraduate microbiology major. I plan on pursuing a PhD in microbiology with interest of going into academic or governmental research. I have been working in Singer Lab since the fall of 2018 looking at cyclase genes and how they affect Myxococcus fruiting body formation. In my free time I like to bake bread, dance, and read good books.
My name is Cristian and I am a fourth year microbiology and molecular genetics major. After graduation I am interested in pursuing a career in clinical laboratory science before returning to school for a Ph. D in microbiology. I have been with the Singer lab since the summer of 2019 and am currently researching the role of siderophores in the development of Myxo bacteria. In my free time I enjoy going backpacking, kayaking, mushroom hunting and anything outdoors!
Arturo Calderon-Flores Ph.D
Greg Smaldone, Post-Doc
Damion Leronce Whitfield, Ph.D
Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Scientist/Microbiologist email:firstname.lastname@example.org Synlogic, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Peggy Brenner, Ph.D
Science Editor and Writer at The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jeff Pollack, Ph.D
Sr Managing Partner, Trident Equity Group, LLC
Linfong Tzeng, Ph.D
Associate at Latham & Watkins