Kyra Fryling

Research Assistant
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Kyra’s work focuses on understanding antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae through a variety of techniques, as well as an understanding of antibiotic resistance and the spread of pathogens in hospital settings.

Tatum Mortimer

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Tatum is investigating the genomic epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and how local public health systems can best use genomics to slow or contain disease transmission and the rise of antibiotic resistance.

Scott Olesen

Scott Olesen

Visiting Scientist
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Scott is interested in developing quantitative principles for antibiotic stewardship using genomic data and mathematical modelling.

Samantha Palace

Samantha Palace

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Sam’s current research focuses on using genetic approaches to understand and exploit fitness costs associated with the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria and Streptococcus.

Mohamad Sater

Mohamad Sater

Visiting Scientist
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Mohamad’s interest is public health microbiology and the utility of microbial genomics tools in surveillance, intervention and evidence-based strategy development. His current focus is using large-scale sequencing of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to study the bacterium colonization dynamics and identify genetic factors contributing to persistence.

Crista Wadsworth

Crista Wadsworth

Visiting Scientist
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Crista’s research focus is on the origins of biological diversity in natural populations. Her research in the Grad lab is focused on defining the genetic networks and epistatic interactions that contribute to the acquisition of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Kevin Ma

Graduate Student
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Kevin is applying microbial genome-wide association methods and bacterial genetics to discover new antibiotic resistance mechanisms in pathogenic bacteria. Additional information about his research interests and publications can be found at http://kevincma.com

Yi Wang

Lab Alum
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Yi is focused on the acquisition an antimicrobial resistance in Enterococcus, Neisseria, and Streptococcus, applying genetic approaches.

Stephen Kissler

Postdoctoral Fellow
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Stephen’s work focuses on monitoring the spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urban settings using partner identification data and whole-genome pathogen sequencing.