Graduate Student Projects

Current graduate students and their research focus

Manjari's PhD research is focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms dictating the pathogenicity of Bacillus cereus group strains.

Taejung's Master thesis research is focused on characterization of agricultural irrigation water microbiomes for prediction of its microbial safety.

Xiaoqing is a MS student advised by Dr. LaBorde and co-advised by Dr. Kovac. Her research is focused on surveying microbiomes in the apple supply chain and investigating their associations with pathogens.