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Martin Jr (MJ) Ketcha

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Jocelyn Pauta

  • Graduated from Drake University in 2023; Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • PSTP Mentor: Ellen Schill, MD, PhD
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Erick Samuel Ramirez Tovar

  • Graduated from Saint Louis University in 2023 with a Neuroscience Major
  • PSTP Mentor: Naina Rengarajan, MD, PhD in Gautam Dantas' lab
  • Sammy is  working on characterizing microbes that colonize the skin. To this end, he is acquiring skills in collecting and biobanking human microbial specimens, whole genome DNA extraction, and computational analysis, and lastly how these microbes interact with the immune system in model systems.