Alumni Lab Members

Dustin Brisson

Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Christopher Roy

Position: Graduate Student

Lab Member Since: 2009

Chris was a graduate student in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. His research focused primarily on molecular evolution with additional work on the use of bacteriocins as target-specific antimicrobials. He is currently working on a certification in clinical laboratory Science at Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA).

Milind Chavez

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morgan Dennis

Position: Undergraduate Researcher/ Prep Person

Lab Member Since: 2010

Morgan was a microbiology major. At the lab, he assisted with research projects and also did prep work. He helped found the company Acne Free, Naturally whose mission is to develop a new treatment for Acne. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Health Administration at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Shanika Collins


Emily Curd

Position: Graduate Student, UCLA

Michael Feldgarden

Position: Research Scientist at the Broad Institute

Jenna Farrell

Position: Executive Director, Massachusetts Academy of Sciences

Lab Member Since: 2009

Jenna was a Massachusetts Academy of Sciences intern during her senior undergraduate year at UMass Amherst and became the Executive Director upon graduation. Jenna is responsible for administering the portfolio of programs the Academy offers, as well as fundraising, partnership building, and operations management. Additionally, she oversees student interns and the care of the MAS mascots, Charles Darwin the Bearded Dragon, Monty the Python, and Doc the African Grey parrot.

Caroline Frey


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