Aubree Dahler, MS

Aubree Dahler, MS

Research Assistant (2019-2021)

Aubree joined the Rosen lab a Research Assistant in 2019. During her time in the lab, she served as lab manager and worked on many projects. Notably, she evaluated inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) and studied pilus and capsule regulation. She is currently a Process Development Scientist II at Thermo Fischer Scientific.

Naomi Ghebremichael, BS

Naomi Ghebremichael, BS

Undergraduate Student (2019-2021)

Naomi joined the Rosen lab as an undergraduate student in 2019 and departed after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2021. During her time in the lab, she researched type 3 pilus expression in shaking vs. static growing conditions across various Kp strains.

Emily Guo

Emily Guo

Undergraduate Student

Emily is an undergraduate student from Lawrence, Kansas studying biology and global health while being part of the Medicine and Society Ampersand program. She is on the swim team and is involved in multiple health equity organizations on campus. Emily is interested in infectious diseases, immunology, and social determinants of health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going on walks, and volunteering with Matriculate, a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to college.

Catherine D. Morffy Smith, PhD

Catherine D. Morffy Smith, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020)

Catherine was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Rosen lab from 2018 – 2020. During her time in the lab, she worked on the protective immune response to Kp in a murine model of pneumonia. She is currently a grant writing specialist and scientific consultant at Eva Garland Consulting in North Carolina.

Joy Twentyman, BS

Joy Twentyman, BS

Research Assistant (2016-2019)

Joy joined the Rosen lab as a Research Assistant in 2016 and departed in 2019 to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Washington. In addition to her managerial duties, Joy studied the importance of the second messenger, c-di-GMP, in Kp pathogenesis, the role of the adaptive immune system in protecting from Kp reinfection and tested novel vaccines against hypervirulent Kp strains.

Rachel Wasbotten, MEd

Rachel Wasbotten, MEd

Research Technician II (2019-2021)

Rachel joined the Rosen lab as a Research Technician II in 2019 and departed for Medical School at the University of Missouri Columbia in 2021. During her time in the lab, she researched the formation and characterization of inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) in mice infected with Kp.