Our newest lab member, Meredith McDonald was awarded the LSU-HHMI Scientist Program for the summer of 2014. She finished her summer research program by presenting a poster of her research titled: "Development of Methodology for Improved Recovery of Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) from Degraded DNA"
Congratulations to Dieu Doan, Kirstie Watkins, and Sarah Beth Theriot for graduating LSU each with a bachelors of science. All of you will be missed!
Congratulations to Sarah Beth Theriot for successfully defending her thesis titled: Assessment of the human pathogen Vibrio vulnificus in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica harvested from an estuary of different salnities with subsequent depuration treatment.
Congratulations to Dieu Doan who defended her thesis titled: Directed evolution of desiccation tolerance in Escherichia coli
Sarah Beth and Dieu participated in the HHMI poster session.
Kelley and Sarah Beth went sampling for oysters in the Hackberry Bay and Grand Isle!
Congratulations to Kathir for successfully defending his thesis titled: Studying Mechanisms of Ionizing Radiation Resistance in Bacteria: Potential Evidence for Multiple Pathways.
Also congratulations to Sarah Beth Theriot and Dieu Doan for being accepted into the LSU-HHMI Campus program for summer of 2013.
The Battista lab at our annual Christmas lunch
Kelley G. Núñez presented a poster on her research with 'Selective Capture' at the 14th Annual Biograds Symposium. Kathir Selvam was chosen as a speaker to talk about his research at the 14th Annual Biograds Symposium.
Kelley G. Núñez presented a poster for her work with Selective Capture in determing the relative abundances of a mock community and detecting methanogenic archaea in DNA extracted from Taylor Glacier.
Kathir Selvam presented a poster on his research on characterizing the mechanisms for ionizing radiation resistance through direct evolution at American Society for Microbiology's 112th General Meeting in San Francisco.
Congratulations to Kathir Selvam on the birth of his baby girl!!
Congratulations to Kathir Selvam for presenting a presentation on his work involving direct evolution of an E. coli population at ASM's general meeting in New Orleans. Also, congratulations to Kelley Gwin for presenting her poster on her research at American Society for Microbiology's 111th General Meeting in New Orleans.