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CARRIE L. SHAFFER, PHD
Principal Investigator

Dr. Shaffer attended the University of Kentucky and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology. She earned a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow). She began her appointment as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science in April 2017 with joint appointments in the UK College of Medicine (Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics) and UK College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Sciences). Dr. Shaffer is fascinated by the inner workings of bacterial secretion systems and mechanisms governing microbial pathogenesis. Her ultimate goal is to create a dynamic and creative laboratory environment that fosters the scientific development of the next generation of young investigators.

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ORGANOIDS
PRASHANT DAMKE, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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MACKENZIE RYAN

PhD Candidate,

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

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LYNN LEEDHANACHOKE, MS, DVM

PhD Candidate, Veterinary Science

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NICK NORMAN

Medical Student, UK College of Medicine

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CAITLYNN BRYANT

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Former Lab Members

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