People

Professor

Maggie So trained with with Stanley Falkow at the University of Washington for her PhD, and with Brian McCarthy at the University of California, San Francisco, for her postdoctoral work.


Research Assistant Scientist

María Rendón trained for her PhD at the National Polytechnic Institute in México City and the University of Arizona, graduating in 2009. Her project is to determine how neisserial host interaction genes are differentially regulated in commensal and pathogenic species of Neisseria. 


Undergraduate Student

Morgan is undergraduate student at The University of Arizona, majoring in microbiology. She is working with Alyson Hockenberry on her thesis project to determine the effects on epithelial cell signaling of the Neisseria mutants expressing a decrepit PilT motor complex.


Undergraduate Student

Tim is a undergraduate student at The University of Arizona, majoring in Physiology and Microbiology. Tim is working with Maria Rendon on his thesis project to determine how commensal and pathogenic Neisseria differentially regulate commonly held host interaction genes.


Graduate Student, So Lab

Alyson received her B.S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Louisville in 2010. Her project is to determine how the PilT motor in the Type IV pilus modulates bacterial community behavior and epithelial cell responses to infection.


Undergraduate Student

Danielle iplans to major in biochemistry at the University of Arizona. She is working with Alyson Hockenberry on her thesis project to characterize Neisseria mutants expressing a decrepit PilT motor complex and assess their phenotypes. 


Graduate Student, So Lab

Won received his undergraduate degree in computer science and biology from Cornell University in 2005 and was employed as a programmer prior to joining the lab. He investigates the role of autophagy in Neisseria infection and the mechanism by which a commensal Neisseria species kills pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae.


Graduate Student, So Lab

Iris received her Masters degree in developmental biology at the University of Southern California in 2013. Her project is to identify the mechanisms underlying Neisseria commensalism and persistence using our new mouse model. 


Undergraduate Student

Rahik is a undergraduate student at the University of Arizona, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is working with Maria Rendon on his thesis project to determine how commensal and pathogenic Neisseria differentially regulate commonly held host interaction genes.