Nicole Thunes: Graduate Research Profile

Nicole Thunes is a Ph.D. student studying microbiology. She studies the bacterium Flavobacterium columnare, which causes disease in wild and aquaculture-reared fish. Fish are an important component of our diet, and an excellent source of protein. Harvest of wild fish cannot… Read More

Lily Gierke: Graduate Research Profile

Lily Gierke, a native of Appleton, WI, joined the Alberto lab as part of the Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program in 2017. Lily spent that summer genotyping hundreds of bull kelp specimens collected from across the distribution of… Read More

Sumona Dhara: Graduate Research Profile

Sumona Dhara earned her MS in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and then worked for three years as a Molecular Biologist and Project Lead at a Biotech company (Nanosniff Technologies) in Mumbai, India. Since joining the lab of Ava Udvadia in the Biological… Read More

Loretha Jack: Undergraduate Research Profile

Loretha Jack (Biological Sciences, Conservation and Environmental Sciences double major 2019) “Doing research with a faculty mentor was really important for me. It helped me develop confidence in doing lab work because if you’ve never done that before, it can… Read More

Juan Orjuela: Undergraduate Research Profile

Juan Orjuela, a Colombian-born third-year veterinary student at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada, always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. During his undergraduate years at UWM he took full advantage of the opportunities offered at UWM to… Read More

Jenny Wendlick: Undergraduate Research Profile

Jenny Wendlick (class of 2019) began conducting research in Jennifer Gutzman’s lab during her freshman year. The work in Dr. Gutzman’s lab uses embryonic zebrafish to study brain development. The first fold in the brain, formation of the midbrain-hindbrain boundary,… Read More