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Lab Members

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Scholars:

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Robert Chouffot

Robert is a Biomedical Sciences major who plans on graduating in 2015. After graduation, he wants to attend vet school.

Ross Wittenborn

Ross Wittenborn

Ross is a Wildlife and Fisheries major who plans on graduating in 2015. After graduation, he wants to attend graduate school.

"Believe it can be done."

Branden Nettles

Branden Nettles

Branden is a Biomedical Sciences major who plans on graduating in 2015. After graduation, he plans on attending vet school.


Graduate Students

Christina Small

Christina Small, PhD student

Christina graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology. Her thesis work centers around proteins of B. burgdorferi which contain vonWillebrand Factor A domains.



Research Assistants

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Abha Grover

Abha graduated from Texas A&M University with a Masters in Human Nutrition in 2013. She has been working as a research assistant identifying Borrelia burgdorferi in environmental samples.

 

Visiting Scholars

Eman Hassan

Eman Hassan

Eman is a graduate student from Egypt. She is doing her thesis research on Anaplasma here at Texas A&M University. She is developing multiplex PCRs for Anaplasma spp. and Borellia spp.

Shakirat Adetunji

Shakirat Adetunji

Shakirat is a 2014 DVM graduate from Nigeria. Her thesis is on evaluating the role of White-Tailed Deer in the ecology of Lyme disease in Texas.

Jianana Liu

Jiannan Liu

 

 

Former Undergraduate Students

  • Gabi Castellanos, Biomedical Science
    • Thesis title: Borrelia burgdorferi Seroprevalence in deer across Travis County, Texas: Relevance for Lyme Disease Ecology
  • Elaine Wood, Biology
    • Thesis title: Characterization of Adherence Properties of the VWFA-Domain Containing Proteins of the Causative Agent of Lyme Disease
  • Juang Mee "Mee-A" Pavey, Mathematics
    • Thesis title: Frequency and Occurrence of Lyme Disease in Texas
  • Alexandra Brown, Biomedical Science
    • Thesis Title: Distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi, The Causative Agent of Lyme Disease in Ticks Across Texas
  • Juan Gomez, Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Joseph Modarelli, Biomedical Science
    • Thesis title: Expression Analysis of BB0174, a Membrane Protein of Borrelia Burgdorferi, the Causative Agent of Lyme Disease
  • Erin McGregor, Biomedical Science
    • Thesis title: Standardization of a Pan-Specific Test for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease in Veterinary Medicine
  • Directed research Students: Students spend at least 1 semester doing directed research
    • Antony Blanco
    • Nicole Gather
    • Victoria Rodriguez
    • Pedro Ambriz

Former Visiting Scholars

  • Lais Sanseverino

Former Graduate Students

  • Dhwani Khotari, Masters in Public Health

Former Post-docs

  • Pam Ferro, PhD
  • Carolina Sosa Gutierrez, DVM, PhD