Lab Technician since 2020
- Colorectal cancer
- Clostridium difficile
- BS: University of Tennessee Knoxville
- MS: University of Tennessee Knoxville
Within the Schloss lab, I am primarily responsible for supporting day-to-day operations. I help the graduate students and post-docs carry out experiments and generate data, keep the lab space and equipment maintained, and assist with organizing and management of the large amounts of data the lab produces. Previously, I worked on exploring the microbial communities Superfund sites; and now I am learning a lot about the human gut microbiome and how it contributes to various diseases!
Papers from time in Schloss lab
Hagan AK, Lesniak NA, Balunas MJ, Bishop L, Close WL, Doherty MD, Elmore AG, Flynn KJ, Hannigan GK, Koumpouras CC, Jenior ML, Kozik AJ, McBride K, Rifkin SB, Stough JMA, Sovacool KL, Sze MA, Tomkovich S, Topçuoğlu BD, Schloss PD.
Ten simple rules to increase computational skills among biologists with Code Clubs.
PLOS Computational Biology
Tomkovich S, Taylor A, King J, Colovas J, Bishop L, McBride K, Royzenblat S, Lesniak NA, Bergin IL, Schloss PD.
An osmotic laxative renders mice susceptible to prolonged Clostridioides difficile
colonization and hinders clearance.
Lesniak NA, Tomkovich S, Henry A, Taylor A, Colovas J, Bishop L, McBride K, Schloss PD.
Simplified fecal community transplant restores Clostridioides difficile
colonization resistance to antibiotic perturbed murine communities.