Undergraduate student Stephanie Schofield presents her summer project at UConn's Fall Frontiers Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition!
Our lab welcomes four rising seniors from Farmington High for their two-week internship through MBB's Cutting Edge program. Led by their fearless leader, Brandon Byrd, the team learned fundamental microbiology and microbial genetic techniques while finding out what's on their hands and phones!
A few of us gave talks this month: Angie delivered a talk on her rotation work with Dr. Peter Setlow at the New York Bacillus Interest Group (NYBIG) meeting; Wendy delivered a plenary talk in the Cytometry in Antimicrobial Resistance session at the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry meeting; and Brandon presented his work on Delafloxacin persisters at the Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM).
Dental students Mishil Nana and Ryan Higgins join us for their summer projects. Welcome Mishil and Ryan!
UConn undergrad Stephanie Schofield joins our lab as a Health Research Program researcher (https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/hrp/). Welcome Steph!
Travis LaGree and Angie DeMarco officially join our lab for their Ph.D. studies!
After two years in our lab, undergrad Hanna Englander successfully completes her honours thesis and graduates from UConn. Congrats Hanna! We wish you the best of luck as you prepare for your postbac adventures at the NIH later this summer.
Undergrad Hanna Englander presents an Early Career Lightning Talk on her thesis project at this year's American Society for Microbiology (ASM) DC Branch Spring Meeting!
Members of the Mok Lab participated in the CT Science Center's Virtual STEM Career Showcase for middle and high school students in the area. Thanks to the grad students from UConn Health's Young Explorers in Science (YES!) program for coordinating this event. Check out this video that students in our lab has put together. Many thanks to all of our lab's participants, especially our directors/ producers Trish and Brandon.
Angela ("Angie") DeMarco starts her Ph.D. rotation in our lab, and DMD-Ph.D. student Patricia ("Trish") Hare officially starts her doctoral studies with us. Welcome Angie and Trish!
Wendy gives a talk at the NIH Lambda Lunch and in UConn's Department of Molecular and Cell Biology seminar series.
Postdoc Maria Rocha receives a third place prize at the UConn Health/Jax Postdoc Research Day Speak4Science event! Congrats Maria!
Travis LaGree joins our lab as a Ph.D. program rotation student. Welcome Travis!
Isabella Gregor joins our lab as a research student. Welcome Isabella!
The Mok Lab receives a Child Health Research Grant from the Charles H. Hood Foundation!
DMD-Ph.D. student Patricia Hare joins our lab for her rotation. Welcome Trish!
Undergraduate researcher Hanna Englander receives a UConn Undergraduate Summer Research Fund (SURF) Award for her summer project. Check out her interview on UConn Today. Congratulations Hanna!
UConn Microbiome Research Seed Grants funds our collaborative project with the Wright Lab @ UConn's School of Pharmacy!
The Mok Lab goes to the Pioneer Valley!
Our lab participated in the annual Pioneer Valley Microbiology Symposium. Maria, Brandon, Blesing, and Hanna presented their posters at the event, and Wendy gave a talk. We were delighted to meet fellow microbiology researchers in the area and learn about all of the exciting research going on in the region. Thanks to the students at UMass Amherst for organizing this incredible meeting!
Brandon officially joins our lab!
Wendy gives a talk titled "Deciphering the survival strategies of bacterial persisters" in UConn's Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science's seminar series.
Brandon Byrd joins our lab as a rotation student. Welcome Brandon!
Alyssa Matz joins our lab as a summer rotation student. Welcome Alyssa!
Blesing Zenick (a recent UConn graduate) and Hanna Englander (a UConn rising junior) join the lab. Welcome Blesing and Hanna!
Dr. Maria Rocha Granados joins the lab. Welcome Maria!
The Mok Lab is officially in operation. New members are welcome.