Dziejman Lab

Lab Personnel

Mudit Chaand (Graduate Student)

  • Joined Lab in 2009
  • Mudit Chaand, Dziejman LabBS Plant Biology, University of Delhi, India
  • BS Biotechnology, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from 2006-2008
  • Previous Research: Agrobacterium vitis
  • Current Projects: : characterization of VopG and VopZ (effector proteins of AM-19226) using S. cerevisiae, VttRA and VttRB regulation.
  • Life outside the lab: cooking, music, pomegranates, tea, and chocolate milk

Kelly Miller (Graduate Student)

  • Kelly Miller, Dziejman LabJoined Lab in 2009
  • BS Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
  • Previous Research: regulation of Annexin VI and Annexin VII by p53, signaling pathways in the mouse thyroid epithelium
  • Current Projects: Characterizing recently identified effector proteins VopK and VopY, investigating the role of AM-19226 TRH in non-O1/non-O139
    V. cholerae
    pathogenesis, regulation of T3SS structural and effector proteins by VttRA and VttRB
  • Life outside the lab: taking care of my puppy Chaos, crocheting, tea, watching TV

Madeline Sofia (Graduate Student)Kelly Miller, Dziejman Lab

  • Joined Lab in 2012
  • BS Biology, University of Mount Union
  • Previous Research: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
  • Current Projects: Characterization of the potential role of Vig (Vibrio immunoglobulin-like protein) in AM-19226 host cell adherence.
  • Life outside the lab: Hanging out with my home-dog ELISA, whitewater kayaking, lab pigball competitions, skiing, bouldering, throwing down beats as rap duo Master Mix and Run PCR alongside Jacob Weaver.

Chris Seward (Laboratory Technician)

  • Photo of Chris SewardJoined Lab in 2010
  • BS Microbiology and Immunology: University of Rochester
  • Previous Research: T3SS virulence factors in Shigella flexneri
  • Current Projects: investigating novel effector proteins VopE and VopX
  • Life outside the lab: sailing, skiing, photography, cooking, music, movies

Jake Weaver (Laboratory Technician)

  • Photo of Jake WeaverJoined Lab in 2011
  • BS Biochemistry: University of Rochester
  • Previous Research: Antiretroviral activity of human endogenous protein APOBEC3G
  • Current Projects: Characterizing VopI and VopW effector proteins. Detecting Virulence regulators VttRA and VttRB
  • Life outside the lab: pwning n00bs, listening to music, watching movies


Past Lab Personnel

Past Graduate Students

  • Ashfaqul Alam (Graduate Student, 2005-2010)

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Ben Pai (Independent Study, 2011-2012)
  • Abbey Moreland (RIT NTID Summer Co-Op, 2011)
  • Natalie Liles (RIT NTID Summer Co-Op, 2010-2011)
  • Natalie Liles (RIT NTID Summer Co-Op, 2010)
  • Edward Katich (Independent Study and REACH, 2009-2010)
  • Jennifer Tsang (Independent Study, 2008-2009)
  • Mark Rudolph (Independent Study, 2009)
  • Katelin Noble (Undergraduate Technician, 2008)
  • Mira Patel (Summer Student, 2008)
  • Katrina Burns (Senior Honors Thesis and DeKewit Summer Fellow, 2006-2008)
  • Jennifer Resling (GEBS Summer Student, 2007)
  • Peter Hong (Independent Study, 2006)
  • Natalie Fernandez (GEBS Summer Student, 2005)

Portrait of Michelle Dziejman, Ph. D.
Michelle Dziejman, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of
Microbiology & Immunology