Amruta Karbelkar, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute: University of Southern California
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. O'Toole
Project: Mechanism of Biofilm formation in Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough.

Catherine Armbruster, PhD, MPH

Ph.D. Institute: University of Washington
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Bomberger
Project:  Ecology and evolution of microbial populations throughout the respiratory tract of people with cystic fibrosis.

Charles Puerner, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  Université Côte d'Azur in Nice, France
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Cramer
Project: Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm and its microenvironment

Chris Kesthely, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Niedersachsen  Germany
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. O'Toole
Project:  Polymicrobial communities and biofilm maintenance

Emily McClure, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  UConn
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Ross
Project:  The gut microbiome in cystic fibrosis patients & Microbiome of wounds and surgical implants

Fabrice Jean-Pierre, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  Armand-Frappier Health Biotechnology Research Centre – INRS, Montreal, Canada
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. O'Toole
Project: Understanding the how microorganisns living as polymicrobial communities in the cystic fibrosis (CF) airway interact together and shift drug efficacy

Landon G. Vom Steeg, PhD, MSPH

Ph.D. Institute: John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Wira 
Project:  Impact of aging on HIV susceptibility

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Marta Rudzite

Ph.D. Institute: Imperial College London
Current Lab Affiliation: O’Toole Lab
Project: ‘omics and molecular genetic approaches to identify strategies microbes use to survive in the context of a polymicrobial community

Paula Zamora PhD

Ph.D. Institute: Vanderbilt University
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Bomberger
Project: Cellular responses to therapeutic phages and other insults in the CF lung.

Roberto Miguel Alers-Velazquez, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  Univ. of Toledo
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Leib
Project:  Maternal immunity/psychovirology

Sandeep Vellanki Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  The University of Texas at San Antonio
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Cramer
Project: In vivo Aspergillus fumigatus disease progression  

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Shawna Pratt

Ph.D. Institute: Montana State University
Current Lab Affiliation: O’Toole Lab
Project: Early stages in bacterial biofilm formation known as surface sensing

Sophie Robitaille, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institute:  Armand-Frappier Health Biotechnology Research
Current Lab Affiliation: Dr. Ross
Project:  Understanding the regulation of the type six secretion system in Bacteroides fragilis

Soubhik Ghosh

Ph.D. Institute: University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Current Lab Affiliation: Jakubzick Lab
Project: Mediators through which interstitial macrophages contribute to tumor growth in the lung.