Van Es 114A
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- Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan (2006)
- MBA from Loyola University Maryland (2013)
- Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Public Health, Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences, NDSU (2012-current)
- Principal Investigator in the Bacteriology and Genomics departments of the National Bioforensic Analysis and Countermeasure Center (2010-2012)
- Chief of Microbiology at the Air Force Theater Hospital & 256th Army Combat Support Hospital in Balad, Iraq (2010-2011)
- Adjunct Faculty in Microbiology at Hagerstown Community College (2009-2010)
- Principal Investigator in the Bacteriology Division at the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease (2006-2010)
My research team is broadly interested in the fundamental genetic and genomic basis of bacterial persistence in stressful environments, opportunistic bacterial pathogenesis, and innate immunity. We follow the land-grant model of application-inspired research wherein our projects relate directly to the needs of the region. You can learn more about our team on our website (www.breakinggenes.com).
Undergraduate laboratory mentorship is a very high priority for me. Several undergraduate scholars have been co-authors on our recent scientific publications and have presented their research projects
at regional or national scientific conferences. Please contact me if you are interested in getting research experience.