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June 28, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Carroll Lab Students Present at Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology

Carroll lab members (some of them). Left to right. Rachel Zapf (graduate student), Marcus Wittekind (undergrad), Dr. Ronan Carroll, Andy Caillet (undergrad), and Emily Trzeciak (HTC undergrad), posing at lookout with Colorado mountains in background.

Carroll lab members (some of them). Left to right. Rachel Zapf (graduate student), Marcus Wittekind (undergrad), Dr. Ronan Carroll, Andy Caillet (undergrad), and Emily Trzeciak (HTC undergrad).

Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, and seven students attended the Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology in Estes Park, CO, June 13-17.

Five of the students presented posters outlining their research while two—Rachel Zapf and Caleb Burke—gave oral presentations.

Graduate students on the trip were Zapf and Rebecca Keogh, and undergraduate researchers were Burke, Kellie King, Emily Trzeciak, Andy Caillet, and Marcus Wittekind.

All seven students received travel awards for presenting their data.

Research in the Carroll lab is focused on the pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Bartonella henselae. The Carroll lab studies molecular mechanisms used by bacteria to cause disease in humans.

Caleb Burke presents his research “Identification and analysis of novel Biofilm-specific RNAs (sRNAs) in Staphylococcus aureus," shown here in front of screen.

Caleb Burke presents his research “Identification and analysis of novel Biofilm-specific RNAs (sRNAs) in Staphylococcus aureus.”

Rachel Zapf presents her research, “The small RNA Teg41 regulates the alpha PSMs and is required for virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.”

Rachel Zapf presents her research, “The small RNA Teg41 regulates the alpha PSMs and is required for virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.”

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