Skye is studying mycobacterial protein translation and how ribosome- associated factors play a role in altering translation during exposure to environmental pressures.
Francesca is studying protein translation regulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, particularly as it affects antibiotic susceptibility.
Jess uses various genetic techniques to facilitate drug discovery for the treatment of tuberculosis infection. She also assists in training and management of the HSPH BL3 facility.
Charlie is using high resolution microscopy, structural methods and genetics to study the inner workings of mycobacteria and the molecular mechanisms they employ to evade immune recognition and destruction.
Harry is studying the fundamental biology of protein degradation systems in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and how they can be targeted for antibiotic development.
Kristi (not a slave to fashion) Guinn has been keenly interested in TB since 2000. She did her Master’s work studying genetic determinants of pathogenicity, and migrated away from the bench shortly thereafter to try her hand at project management. She has happily remained in this capacity, joining the Rubin Lab in 2011.
Emmy handles managerial responsibilities for the lab. These include ordering supplies, managing safety trainings, maintaining equipment, and shipping materials to collaborators.
Office: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China