Alumni

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Steven Ahrendt

Education: B.S., 2009, Biology/Computer Science, Purdue University

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Giorgio Casaburi

Education: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and computational biology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; M.S. Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

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Joseph Gredder

Joseph Gredder worked with Dr. Foster as a 2009 NSF REU summer intern on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide and salinity on microbial diversity in marine microbialites.

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Kyle C. Grant

Education: An international undergraduate student studying for B.S.c Microbiology and B.S.c Astrophysics degrees at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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Stephanie Havemann

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Chemistry, Directed Evolution of DNA Polymerases, University of Florida; B.S., 2000, Biology, Mercer University, Macon, GA; B.S., 2000, Environmental Science, Mercer University, Macon, GA.

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Krystal Kerney

Krystal Kerney graduated in 2010 with a B. S. degree from the Microbiology and Cell Science Department at the University of Florida. She worked with Dr. Foster at the Space Life Sciences Lab to examine the effects of microgravity on the symbiotic interaction between the bacteria Vibrio fischeri and the squid Eupryma scolopes.

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Christina Khodadad

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Biological Sciences, “Genetic variation, population substructure, and sex ratio of the Florida Scrub-jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens coerulescens,” Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; M.S., 1978, Natural Sciences, State University of New York, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY; B.S., 1976, Biological Sciences.

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Jennifer Mobberley

Education: Ph.D., 2013, Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida; M.S., 2007, Marine Science, University of South Florida; B.S. 2004, Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida.

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Maya Ortega

Education: Currently, Maya is currently undergraduate student at the University of Colorado in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department working towards a B.S. degree.

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Regine Pamphile

Regine Pamphile, M.S. 2014, University of Florida Research interest: Regine examined the impact of microgravity on host-microbe interactions

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Mirina Parrish

Education: Currently, Mirina is an undergraduate at the University of South Florida and working towards a B.S. in environmental policy.

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Varun Paul

Education: M.S., 2009, Applied and Environmental Biology, Missouri University of Science and Technology; B.S., 2007, Industrial Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai India.

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Matoya Robinson

Matoya Robinson, 2007, M.S., 2007, Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida.