Lab Members


Graduate Students


Adrienne Narrowe

Adrienne Narrowe

Adrienne.Narrowe@ucdenver.edu

Adrienne is a student in the PhD Program in Integrative and Systems Biology.

Adrienne is developing and utilizing high-throughput sequencing and computational approaches to explore microbial communities via 16S, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic sequencing in a variety of environments, including:

  • gastrointestinal tracts of fish challenged with environmental pollutants, and
  • freshwater wetlands important for global carbon cycling.
David Banks-Richardson

David Banks-Richardson

david.banks-richardson@ucdenver.edu

David is a MS student in the Biology Master of Science program. He is studying the ecology of a newly described, broadly distributed phylum of archaea in a variety of environments using computational tools and large-scale publicly available sequencing data.

Mallika Iyer

Mallika Iyer

mallika.iyer@ucdenver.edu

Mallika is a MS student in the Master of Integrated Sciences program. She is studying the genomic and proteomic factors affecting the optimum growth temperature (OGT) of microorganisms. Her long term goal is to develop a predictor of OGT.

Kendra DeHay

Kendra DeHay

KENDRA.DEHAY@UCDENVER.EDU

Kendra is a student in the Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology.  She is working on the Golden Retriever Microbiome project.


Undergraduate Students


Maria Nikulkova

Maria Nikulkova

maria.nikulkova@ucdenver.edu

Maria is working with the MinION, experimenting with how long reads from this sequencer might help us with metagenomic assembly in complex microbial communities.

Connor Jacobs

Connor Jacobs

CONNOR.JACOBS@UCDENVER.EDU

Connor is working on informatics projects surrounding the MinION DNA sequencing device.

Nihal Eltom

Nihal Eltom

NIHAL.ELTOM@UCDENVER.EDU

Nihal is an undergraduate double major in Psychology and Biology.  She is working on using EMIRGE to identify microbial contaminants in mammalian sequencing experiments.


Alumni


Erin Smith (PRA; currently pursuing PhD at Washington State University)

Job Bacon-Maldonado (B.S. CU Denver Integrative Biology 2013; UROP awardee)

Casey Bleeker (B.S. CU Denver Integrative Biology 2013; currently in IT Industry)

Kimberley Bower (former CU Denver Post-bac student; currently in Biotech Industry)

Vernon Miller (B.S. CU Denver Integrative Biology; currently in Healthcare Industry)

Harmony Matshik-Dakafay (PRA, B.S. CU Denver Integrative Biology 2013; working at CU Denver ESL Academy while pursuing medical school)

Elmar Pruesse (former Postdoc; Now working with Cathy Lozupone, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver)

Sean Beagle (B.S. CU Denver Integrative Biology 2016; currently in Information Systems and Air Force Reserve)


Available Positions

We are always looking for good people to join us. Please have a look at the available positions.