My name is Claire, and I’m a third year undergraduate researcher in the Epstein lab. I love traveling the world, discovering new places, trying new food, learning new things, and most importantly science ! I’m extremely interested in the behavior of microorganisms in their natural environments– what role do they play? How do they interact, survive, grow and communicate? How do they behave differently when they are in their natural communities versus in a lab on a petri dish?
I’m currently working on several projects:
1. Searching for novel antibiotics produced by psychrophilic bacteria
2. Developing a novel microbial cultivation device
3. Describing new and interesting bacterial genera and species
I’ve had the immense pleasure of coming to appreciate the beauty and diversity of microbial life!
Here are some of the cool bacteria isolated by talented members of our lab in Greenland that
I’m currently working with!