Microbiology

Jorgenson earns best poster award

Matt Jorgenson, a Genetics Program graduate student in Dr. David Weiss' lab, was awarded the prize of best poster at the annual Genetics Program retreat on October 11, 2013. Matt studies cell wall metabolism in bacteria. His poster was titled: “RlpA is a Peptidoglycan Hydrolase that Facilitates Daughter Cell Separation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.” He expects to obtain his PhD in the summer of 2014 and is currently looking for a postdoctoral position. Ultimately Matt hopes to teach genetics and microbiology at the college level.