Tim received his B.S. in Biology in 2013 from Indiana University. He is broadly interested in the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease and uses a mix of both theoretical and experimental approaches to explore within-host infection dynamics of P. aeruginosa in C. elegans and other systems. He is also interested in strategies to manage and mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistant infections.
Jennifer received her B.S. in Biology in 2015 from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she worked with Will Ratcliff on the evolution of multicellularity. She is now a biology PhD student at Tech focusing on the social lives of microbes. Her interests span from single cell interactions to population level behaviors and large group dynamics. Jennifer is interested in the application of traditional themes of ecology and evolution on new systems in biology and works primarily with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Her work is supported by a predoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
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Stephen Thomas is a PhD student in the Quantitative BioSciences program. His research focuses on modeling community dynamics and interaction networks. As a PhD student in the Quantitative BioSciences program, Stephen focuses on mathematical models for bacterial communities. His research incorporates non-linear dynamics and network science. Its goal is a better understanding how bacterial communities assemble and evolve with potential applications to the treatment of polymicrobial infections and other diseases.