Previous members at UF
Position: Ph.D. Student (IPB Halle, Germany) and DAAD Visiting Scholar at UF (2020.02 – 2023.07)
Madalen developed carbohydrate binding modules (CBM) as tools for designer cell walls, and now works in the industry.
Read more about the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service
Position: OPS Automation Assistant (2023.05- 2023.06)
As a Computer Science master’s student at the University of Florida, Samarth assisted us with the initial setup of the Opentrons OT-2 hardware and protocols.
Position: B.Sc. Student Internship and Supervised Research Credits (2022.09 – 2023.05)
Elyse joined the lab as a third year B.Sc. in Microbiology student interested in using microorganisms as models for solving relevant issues in society. While working in the Designer Glycans lab, Elyse attended the 2023 NIAMRRE Annual Conference (Addressing the Gaps in Antimicrobial Resistance, AMR) and was awarded a competitive UF/IFAS Summer Research internship. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate studies and biological research in industry.
Read more about the paid UF/IFAS Summer Research program.
Position: B.Sc. Student Internship (2022.09 – 2023.05)
Lianna joined the lab as a first-semester B.Sc. Student in Biological Engineering and hopes to contribute to the development of biofuels. She contributed to the discovery and chacterization of a new peeling walls mutant in Arabidopsis.
Position: B.Sc. Research Scholar and Supervised Research Credits (2022.09 – 2023.05)
🏆University Research Scholars Program First Semester Research Award
Julia joined us from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida and aims to pursue a future career in biomedical research. She received the highly competitive URSP Research Award for her excellent work.
Position: B.Sc. Student Internship (2023.01 – 2023.05)
Alexa spent a semester in our lab during the first year of her B.Sc. in Microbiology and Cell Science, minoring in Bioinformatics. She wants to learn more about the field of genetics and genetic engineering.
Dr. Fang Bai
Position: Biologist IV at UF (2022.09 – 2022.12)
Fang has been working on the genetic and epigenetic regulation of maize seed development in the Department of Horticultural Science since 2012 and assisted with the Designer Glycans lab start up at UF.
Position: B.Sc. Student Internship (2022.09 – 2022.12)
Rafena joined the Designer Glycans as a 4th year Microbiology and Cell Science B.Sc. student with a minor in African American Studies. Rafena gained experience with molecular biology, particularly cloning, and is interested to pursue a future career in medical pathology.
Position: B.Sc. Student Internship (2022.09 – 2022.10)
Tanya completed a short research internship as part of her third-year undergraduate studies in Microbiology and Cell Science. Tanya is interested in learning more about genetics and biochemistry, aiming to pursue graduate education abroad in the future in one of these fields.
Alumni at IPB Halle
Position: Ph.D. Student (2019.01 – 2022.04)
Next position: Postdoctoral researcher (Usadel lab, HHU)
Position: M.Sc. Student Assistant (2021.03 – 2021.12)
Next position: MSc student (Peiter lab, MLU)
Position: M.Sc. intern, thesis and research assistant (2020.02 – 2022.02)
Next position: Student at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Position: M.Sc. Student (2021.02 – 2020.09)
Next position: semester abroad (Canada)
Position: M.Sc. summer intern (2021.06 – 2021.09)
Next position: M.Sc. student in Nutritional Science (Martin Luther University)
Position: Biology Laboratory Assistant (2019.01 – 2020.10)
Next position: B.Sc. student (Martin Luther University)
Position: B.Sc. Student (2019.10 – 2020.08)
Next position: M.Sc. student (Martin Luther University)
Position: M.Sc. Student (2019.03 to 2020.02)
Next position: Ph.D. Student (Ried lab, IPB Halle)
Position: M.Sc. Student Assistant (2019.06 – 2019.12)
Next position: M.Sc. Student (Heilmann lab, MLU)
Dr. Mehdi Ben Targem
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher (2019.04 – 2019.10)
Next position: Postdoctoral Researcher (HAWK University)