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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

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
Research Technician
(Former Dziejman Lab M.S. student on her way to our PhD program!)

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!)