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Team Leads

Kishana Taylor MS, PhD

Kishana Taylor MS, PhD

Co-Lead Organizer

Virology, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University

Ariangela J. Kozik PhD

Ariangela J. Kozik PhD

Co-Lead Organizer, Public Relations

Microbiome, Research Investigator, University of Michigan

Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Team Lead, Sponsorship

Virology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Ninecia Scott PhD

Ninecia Scott PhD

Team Lead, Programming

Bacteriology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nikea Pittman PhD

Nikea Pittman PhD

Team Lead, Social Media

Structural Biology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicole Hill

Nicole Hill

Team Lead, Web Design

Organizers

Aisha Burton, PhD  (She/Her/Hers) 

Bacteriology, Postdoctoral Fellow, NIGMS

Alicia DeColli, PhD

Alicia DeColli, PhD

Programming

Bacteriology, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

Archana Loganathan

Archana Loganathan

Fundraising

Bacteriology, Graduate Student, Vellore Institute of Technology

Ayana Scott-Elliston (She/They)

Microbiome, Graduate Student, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Brady Spencer PhD

Brady Spencer PhD

Social Media

Bacteriology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado-Anschutz

Brandon Anjuwon-Foster (He/Him/His)

Bacteriology, Microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration

Cara Pina, PhD (She/Her) 

Bacteriology, Assistant Professor, Framingham State University

Celine Atkinson

Celine Atkinson

Programming

Microbiome, Ph.D. Student, University of South Florida

Derek J. Platt, PhD (He/Him)

Derek J. Platt, PhD (He/Him)

Programming & Sponsorship

Microbiome, MD/PhD Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Dominique Carter PhD

Dominique Carter PhD

Programming

Virology, Assistant Director of Agricultural Sciences, Innovation, and Workforce at White House Office Science & Technology Policy

Dr. Innocent Afeke

Dr. Innocent Afeke

Social Media

Bacteriology, Faculty, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana

Erin Goley (She/Her)

Erin Goley (She/Her)

Sponsorship

Bacteriology, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Filipe Cerqueira (He/Him)

Bacteriology Graduate Student University of Michigan

Hamilton Green (He/Him)

Hamilton Green (He/Him)

Public Relations

Bacteriology, Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University

I’ah Donovan-Banfield BSc, MScR (She/Her)

Virology, PhD Student, University of Liverpool

Jamisha D Francis

Jamisha D Francis

Public Relations

Bacteriology, PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University

Joe James

Joe James

Sponsorship

Microbiome, Staff Scientist, Binning Singletons

Kayla Merced Socarras

Kayla Merced Socarras

Programming

Bacteriology, PhD candidate, Drexel University

Malique Bowen (He/Him)

Microbiome, Graduate Student, University of Delaware

Nicole Jimenez (She/Her)

Microbiome, Postdoc, University of Arizona-Phoenix

Nnaemeka Emmanuel Nnadi

Mycology, Lecturer, Plateau State University, Bokkos

Oluwasegun Isaac Daramola

Bacteriology, Undergraduate, University of Ibadan

Rachel Burckhardt, PhD (She/Her)

Bacteriology, Associate, Scientific Analysis American Society for Microbiology

Roshonda B Jones, PhD (She/Her)

Microbiome, Sr Bioinformatics Scientist, Nom Nom

Tapoka T. Mkandawire (She/Her)

Parasitology, PhD Candidate, Wellcome Sanger Institue