Our trainees go on to excel in a diverse array of fields in both the public and private sectors.  Below is a break-down of the activities of our alumni from the past 10 years.

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Our trainees and alumni encompass various areas of expertise.  Below is a sampling of the different areas of expertise our trainees possess.

Area of Expertise Contact
3D human epidermal equivalents Rosa Ventrella
Bacterial genetic manipulation Hannah Gavin
Bioinformatics Adam Hockenberry
Biostatistics Adam Hockenberry
ChIP-qPCR Meredith Sommars
ChIP-seq Meredith Sommars, Sara Fossum
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) Kavi Mehta
Cloning Kavi Mehta, Kyle Obergfell
Cloning (Bacterial) Kyle Obergfell
Complex systems Adam Hockenberry
Confocal microscopy Danielle Fanslow, Lauren Kraft, Pamela Agbu, Lubov Grigoryeva
DNA and RNA Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Danielle Fanslow
ELISA Pamela Agbu, Samantha Genardi
ELI-SPOT Samantha Genardi
Endothelial cell culture Kylee Morrison
Flow Cytometry Samantha Genardi
Fluorescence Microscopy Lubov Grigoryeva
Genome evolution Adam Hockenberry
Gibson cloning Kylee Morrison
hepatic glycogen extraction Meredith Sommars
Hepatic lipid extraction Meredith Sommars
Host-pathogen relationships in an intranasal mouse model of infection Jeremy Ritzert
Immunofluorescence Kavi Mehta
Immunofluorescence Microscopy Carissa Heath
Immunofluorescent imaging Rosa Ventrella
Immunohistochemistry Rexxi Prasasya
Immunoprecipitation Danielle Fanslow
Intraepithelial Injection Samantha Genardi
Intravenous Injection Samantha Genardi
In vitro models of polarized intestinal epithelia; associated visualization and functional assays Hannah Gavin
IP-WB Meredith Sommars
Keratinocyte Isolation Kavi Mehta
KSHV production from bacmid containing producer cell line Kylee Morrison
LacO array system Danielle Fanslow
Lentiviral Knockdown and Expression Kavi Mehta
Liver cryosectioning Meredith Sommars
Low-input ChIP Alexandra Garcia Moreno
Luciferase reporter assays Kylee Morrison
Mammalian Cell Culture Kavi Mehta, Sara Fossum, Samantha Genardi
Metabolic tolerance tests with mice (glucose, insulin, pyruvate, glycerol) Meredith Sommars
miRNA inhibition by sponges Kylee Morrison
Mouse embryo dissections Alexandra Garcia Moreno
Mouse models of cardiac disease Lubov Grigoryeva
Mouse models of gastrointestinal infection Hannah Gavin
Mouse Model of Systemic Infection Samantha Genardi
Oocyte Microinjection Carissa Heath
ORO staining Meredith Sommars
Planarian work Alex Karge
Primary keratinocyte isolation Rosa Ventrella
Production of lentivirus for transduction/lentiviral transduction Kylee Morrison
Production of stably expressing human cell lines Danielle Fanslow
Proximity Ligation Assay Kavi Mehta
qPCR Lubov Grigoryeva
qRT-PCR (including the use of high-throughput robotics at NuCore HTAL) Rexxi Prasasya
Quantitative and population genetics Stefan Zdraljevic
Quantitative fluorescence microscopy Stefan Zdraljevic
Ribopuromycylation method Danielle Fanslow
RNA extraction Meredith Sommars
RNA-seq Meredith Sommars, Sara Fossum
RNAi Alex Karge
Site-directed and Saturation Mutagenesis Kyle Obergfell
Southern Blot Kavi Mehta
Statistical programming Stefan Zdraljevic
Transfection of miRNA mimics Kylee Morrison
Transgenic mouse work (including colony maintenance and neonatal mouse work) Rexxi Prasasya
Translational regulation Adam Hockenberry
Viral Systems Kavi Mehta
Western blot Rexxi Prasasya, Rosa Ventrella, Kavi Mehta, Pamela Agbu, Meredith Sommars, Kyle Obergfell, Danielle Fanslow, Sara Fossum, Kylee Morrison
Whole-mount in situ hybridization Alex Karge

siRNA-mediated knockdown of proteins

Sara Fossum