Andrew is a Physiology major at the University of Arizona and plans on pursuing a career in medicine after he graduates. Being a Tucson native, he enjoys volunteering at local organizations such as Tu Nidito Children and Family Services and relishing in the intrinsic beauty of the Tucson desert through frequent hiking.
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.
Kate completed a PhD in microbiology from Colorado State University in 2016 where she studied antimicrobial resistance in Gram negative bacteria. Her project in the So lab focuses on identifying the mechanisms driving bacterial colonization of mammalian hosts.