Accomplishments and discoveries from VGN students and faculty

VGN Funded Research

INBRE Faculty Pilot Project Award Awardees from INBRE 10 (2014-2015)

Dr Ian Balcom PhD

Dept of Natural Sciences

"Microbial ecology of pharmeceutical biodegradation in ecological reactors"

Dr Preston Garcia

"Evaluation of Sinorhizobium meliloti competitiveness in Medicago nodulation"

Alan Giese PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Natural Sciences

"Metagenomic Assessment of the Gut Microbiome of the Black-legged Tick"

Dr Ethan Guth


"Mechanistic Investigation of the Bacterial-specific Amidotransferase GatCAB"

Dr William Landesman PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

"Linking Borrelia burgdorferi loads with Lyme disease risk in Rutland County, VT"

Darlene Olsen PhD

Department of Mathematics

"Modeling RNA-seq data with a Bayesian model for zero-inflated count data"

Dr Arthur Pallone


"T-TIME: a Tabletop Transmission Ion MicroscopE for use in biology & biomedicine"

Dr Clarissa Parker PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

"Genome-wide Association for Ethanol Sensitivity in the DO Mouse Population"

Dr. Kathryn Sperry


"Using "negative acknowledgment" to restore a rape victim"

Dr Elizabeth Wuorinen PhD

Associate Professor

Biology & Physical Education

"Exercise effects on adipocytokines/inflammatory mediators-changes in proteome"

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