Jalin Jordan Chemistry, class of 2021 February 2019 – Present
Jalin is examining whether and how bacterial evolution in the absence of antibiotics affects the fitness costs of resistance mutations that subsequently evolve under drug selection. To address this question, he is performing competition experiments between resistant LTEE mutants and their sensitive counterparts. Jalin is a bright, inquisitive, and hard-working student. After earning his B.S. in Chemistry, he intends to pursue a career in medicine with aspirations of becoming an ophthalmologist.
Jasper Gomez Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, class of 2019 May 2016 – July 2019
Jasper worked on two projects during his time in the lab. First, he examined the maintenance of intrinsic antibiotic resistance in LTEE lines and their subsequent evolutionary potential when challenged with drugs (Card et al., 2019). Second, he used various genetic engineering approaches to examine the genomic basis for an observed evolutionary constraint on tetracycline resistance in one LTEE population. Jasper was an enthusiastic researcher who always brought positive energy to his work. He is now working as a contractor for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.