Stephanie Rolsma, Graduate Student
Medical Scientist Training Program
Dr. Dara Frank Laboratory
Degree - B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Joined MCW in August, 2007
What brought you to MCW?
I came to MCW because of its excellent Medical Scientist Training Program and strong research focus in pathogenesis and infectious disease.
What are you working on now?
I am currently in my second year of graduate school. My project is to develop immunotherapies to treat Pseudomonas lung infections. I am using the Type III secretion system protein PcrV as a platform to insert additional epitopes to create a vaccine that targets Type III secretion and adherence.
Favorite thing about your position?
I like being able to constantly challenge myself and have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of techniques from molecular biology to mouse work. My work keeps me very busy and keeps me from being bored!
Hobbies and outside of work interests?
I love any kind of cooking and baking. I also have 2 very active one-year old cats that always keep me entertained.
Interesting "Fun Fact"?
I love to travel to new and interesting places. So far, I've visited 40 states and 4 continents, including Antarctica.