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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Michelle DziejmanMichelle Dziejman, Ph.D.
Phone: (585) 273-4459
Welcome to the Dziejman Lab page! 

Let me introduce you to the people at the benches:

Graduate Students

Katharine TomberlinKatharine Florence Tomberlin
IMV Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program

As a native of Minnesota, Katie thinks Rochester winters are warm!  Her project is aimed at identifying the minimal genetic elements carried within the V. cholerae T3SS island that are required for colonization. When she needs a break from strain construction, Katie enjoys practicing guitar, reading, writing, and playing videogames.

Megan UlbrichMegan Ulbrich
IMV Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program

Megan grew up in Buffalo, NY and received her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her work in the Dziejman lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to uncover novel effector protein functions. (Megan’s favorite protein is VopX!).   In her spare time, you can find Megan baking, gardening, hiking, and napping with her cat, Darcy.

Zirui ZhaoZirui Zhao
M.S. Student

Zirui is from Jiangxi, China, and received her Biological Science BS from University of Vermont. She is interested in virulence gene regulation and is working to unravel the intertwined activities of transmembrane transcriptional regulators encoded within the V. cholerae T3SS island. Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, reading detective novels (Mr. Poirot is her favorite), and cooking. (And, she is a LEGO fan!)

Research Assistants

Jaclyn McCoyJaclyn McCoy
PREP Scholar

Jaclyn graduated from the University of Washington, Tacoma with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She is working to determine how the Vibrio Type Three Secretion System affects host cell-cell junctions. As a Washington State native, Jaclyn is seriously addicted to coffee. Although she can’t drink it in lab, she can when passing the time reading, playing video games, and drawing outside of lab.