2011-2012

Lauren Salerno Biochemistry of AdhE anaerobic enzymes


Graduate May 2012 Biology, Chemistry & Spanish Major; Biotechnology Certificate

Current position: Biotechnology technician, Amgen, RI

2013

Andrew Mitchell: Inhibition of EhADH2

American Society for Microbiology URF Fellowship Summer 2012

Honors Senior Thesis RWU, PhD student Penn State University

2010-2011

Kate Higgins Cell Biology and behavior of Entamoeba invadens IP-1 and VK-1:NS


Graduate B.S. Biology December 2011


Current Position: University of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Data Assistant Scribe


2009-2011   

Laura-Ashley Przondo: B.S. Biology May 2011

MD student Ross University School of Medicine


Monichan Phay: B. S. Biology, B.A. Chemistry, Certificate in Biotechnology May 2011

PhD Student University of Delaware


Kate Higgins: B.S. Biology December 2011


Mark O’Brien, B. S. Biology May 2012

RI radioactive plant technician

Dr. Avelina Espinosa

Coordinator Certificate Biotechnology

Professor
Molecular Microbiology

Anaerobic metabolism

Entamoeba evolution

Prior Research students:

Current Research students:

Layla Ferland BS Biology/Chemistry 2014

Kevin Franca-Schindelwig BS Biology 2014

Steve McDonough BS Biology 2016

Ian Powers BS Biology 2013, MS Nursing

Hannah Sobon BS Biology, 2014; Research Dana Farber Boston MA

George Perdrizet 2008

PhD Biochemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow

Barbara Mann

BS Biology 2010

PhD Student

UMASS Amherst

2014-2015

Joshua Leitao: Biochemical & structural characterization of alcohol / aldehyde dehydrogenases (ADHE) enzymes in Entamoeba varieties using site directed mutagenesis


American Society for Microbiology URF Fellowship 2015

NESP-BioNES-ISOP 2014 Best Protist Presentation

ASBMB 2014 Student Travel Award


Meagan Hackey: Entamoeba behavioral signaling, aggregation for survival & role in pathogenesis;


EPSCoR 2015: Entamoeba spp as Models of Environmental Stresses in Marine and Freshwater Protists


Alex Tight: INBRE 2015 Inhibitory Effects of Substituted Pyrazoline Derivatives on Entamoeba histolytica


Katie Lowere: INBRE 2015 Structure and function of a

Clostridium difficile ADHE enzyme and comparison

with the homologue EhADH2


Hien Ngo: INBRE 2015 Inhibitory Effects of Substituted

Pyrazoline Derivatives on Entamoeba histolytica