Our group focuses on the early stages of biofilm development. We are particularly interested in factors that drive poly-microbial biofilm formation and persistence.
The role of the replisome in the bacterial response to quinolones - Amanda Finck, Nene Sy, Sarah DiDomenico
Presented early findings @ Experimental Biology 2017. Click here to read.
Understanding synergistic biofilm formation between Microbacterium & Chryseobacterium isolates - Amanda Finck, Sarah DiDomenico, Hannah Hadgu, Elli Vickers
Isolation, Identification & Characterization of Biofilm Formation - Amanda & Sarah
Transposon Mutagenesis of Microbacterium to identify biofilm genes - Sarah, Elli, Hannah
Heterologous Expression of Chryseobacterium gDNA - Sarah & Hannah
Characterization of Cell-Cell Interactions - Elli & River
Characterization of pMONS, a 33-kb Microbacterium oxydans plasmid - Nene & Sarah
Isolation and Characterization of pCH, a Chryseobacterium hispalense plasmid of unknown size - Elli & River
Identification of a Type IX Secretion System & Trafficked Proteins in Chryseobacterium hispalense - Julia Ruff
Amanda Finck, Nene Sy, Sarah DiDomenico, Hannah Hadgu, and Elli Vickers
Julia Ruff (BIO 290 - Fall 2017)
Hi, my name is Nene Sy and I am from New York City. I am a freshman at Gettysburg College. My goal is to incorporate my passion for helping others with my love for science by pursuing a career in the health sciences. Conducting research with Dr. Whatley allows me to gain more lab experience and broaden my knowledge of biology; it is so exciting! I am looking forward to learning all of the new research techniques and cannot wait to see what we discover! Click here to see the work I'm doing.
I am a sophomore here at Gettysburg majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am using bioinformatics to understand the Type IX Secretion System in our Chryseobacterium isolate. I am very excited to be working in the lab and completing a BIO 290. Having the opportunity to work in lab gives me the chance to learn beyond the classroom, and the ability to gain invaluable experience.