Undergraduate Researcher since 2018
- Intestinal Microbiome
- Clostridium difficile
- Colorectal Cancer
- BS: University of Michigan (2021)
I am currently studying Microbiology as a major and Applied Statistics as a minor. I work with Sarah Tomkovich investigating the connections between gut motility, the gut microbiome, and infection by Clostridium difficile. I also work with Begum Topcuoglu in studying the gut microbiome in relation to colorectal cancer. Before graduating, I hope to complete an Honors Thesis.
Papers from time in Schloss lab
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.