Dr. Alissa Rothchild
Department of Veterinary and Animal Science, UMass Amherst
Alveolar macrophages: pulmonary immune sentinels for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dr. Alissa Rothchild received her B.Sc. in Biology at Brown University and her Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University. Alissa was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the Aderem Lab. Alissa is interested in combining immunology, microbiology and computational approaches to investigate Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of alveolar macrophages and how that impacts host immune response.
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Using population structure and host-symbiont specificity to inform knowledge of transmission dynamics in two obligate marine microbial symbioses
Dr. Roxanne Beinart obtained her BSc. at Cornell University and her Ph.D. in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Department of Biology, Amherst College
Regulation of bacterial pumps by small membrane proteins
Dr. Mona Wu Orr received her B.A. in Biology at John Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park. Mona was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst
Applied and Environmental Methods for the Study, Detection, and Control of Human Noroviruses
Dr. Matthew Moore graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University in 2010. He then received his Ph.D. in Food Science in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus. After some time in the same lab as a postdoctoral research scholar, he then joined the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an ORISE postdoctoral fellow. He joined the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an Assistant Professor in January 2018.