Graduate Student Spotlight: Janna Schultzhaus

Our current Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Dr. Janna Schultzhaus  (Carney Lab). Fresh from her recent dissertation defense – “Characterizing dietary effects on Drosophila melanogaster reproductive behaviors” – we catch up with her on her time as a PhD student in the Dept. of Biology and what her plans post-graduation.

I grew up in a small town in northeast Iowa near the Mississippi River. My father farms corn, soybeans, and livestock, and my mother is a social worker. I have one younger sister who is a professional French horn player. I went to Grinnell College for my undergraduate degree where I double […]

2017-04-25T14:39:01+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Graduate Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Sorg

In the Faculty Spotlight this month is Dr. Joseph Sorg, an Associate Professor whose research focuses on Clostridium difficile physiology and virulence and who was recently awarded a $7.5 million NIH grant (in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy) to understand what predisposes individuals to C. difficile infection.

Joe Sorg received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Purdue University before moving to graduate studies in microbiology at The University of Chicago with Dr. Olaf Schneewind.  Subsequently, he trained as an IRACDA postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology at […]

2017-04-25T14:05:45+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Faculty Spotlight|Tags: , |