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Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) Graduate Students

FALL 2014

Ismael Banla   |   Eric Darrah   |   Aaron Dirck   |   Kate Dixon   |   Zack Gerbec   |   David Schauder   |   Maxx Tessmer   |   Cheng-Yin "Vanessa" Yuan

 Ismael Banla

(MSTP)

 

NAME OF YOUR MENTORS/

LABS YOU ARE IN:

Drs. Christopher Kristich and

Dr. Nita Salzman

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

Minnesota State University Moorhead

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

I play soccer.

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I enjoy cooking but I hate using recipes.

Eric Darrah

(MSTP)

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Vera

Tarakanova

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

The University of Iowa

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

I enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction and spending time with family, friends and animals.

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

In high school, my Minesweeper times were amongst the top 10 in the world. Upon realizing this, I quit playing with the under-standing this was not advancing my chance for success in life.

Aaron Dirck

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Amy

Hudson

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

Carthage College

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Volunteer soccer goalkeeper trainer.

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

Been in a crater lake of a volcano!

Kate Dixon

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Subramaniam

Malarkannan

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP)

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Mountain biking, horseback riding, and scuba diving.

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’ve been scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands.

Zachary "Zack" Gerbec

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Subramaniam

Malarkannan

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

University of Wisconsin -Madison

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Golfing, camping, anything in downtown Milwaukee.

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am in a professional wrestling fantasy league.

David Schauder

(MSTP)

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Weiguo Cui

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

University of Michigan

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Soccer

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’ve been to Peru and El Salvador.

Maxx Tessmer

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

Dara Frank

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Rock Climbing
Hiking
Camping

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

Very into tech. I build computers and learn programming languages for entertainment.

Cheng-Yin "Vanessa" Yuan

NAME OF YOUR MENTOR/

LAB YOU ARE IN:

Dr.

William

Drobyski

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE FROM?

Kaohsiung Medical University

OUTSIDE OF WORK ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE

OR LIKE TO DO:

Cooking and baking

TELL US AN INTERESTING "FUN FACT"

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I don’t know how to drive, ride a bike, or swim.

 

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