Summer Research Rocks

Summer Research in the McNealy Lab offers a great opportunity to acquire new skills and experiences. This summer the lab has been rocking with nine students! Working on a range of projects and generating lots of data and having some fun along the way!

Nicolas Touya, DUT Genie Biologiqu, Bordeaux France. Nicolas is interning with the lab for three months and working on examining the relationship of antibiotic resistance and response to metals.

Summer 2013
Bethan Fanning, Clemson University Microbiology major. Bethan joins the lab for a summer rotation and is spending her time examining the stress responses of Legionella pneumophila.

Summer 2013
Eric Wright, Clemson University Bioengineering major. Eric joins the lab for the summer and is working on determining growth kinetics of Legionella pneumophila in response to metal stress.

Summer 2012
Cassie Horton stayed in the lab summer 2012 to continue investigating the interactions of planktonic bacteria and nanoparticles. Her project was supported in part by summer funding from the Clemson University Creative Inquiry Program.

Summer 2012
One of our current undergrads continued to work on her project through the summer 2012. Sarah Dusenbury conducted hundreds of PCRs and ran DGGE to determine microbial community profiles! And it's fun! Sarah's summer research was supported in part by the Creative Inquiry program for undergraduate research.

Summer 2012
Bryan Cottell joined us for the summer from Central Virginia Community College. Bryan helped determine the effect of AuNPs on bacterial gene expression. His mentor at CVCC is Dr. Jessie Hogan. Bryan's project in the lab this summer was supported in part through the Clemson University Creative Inquiry Program.

Summer 2012
Zach Bradley joined our lab for the summer 2012 to conduct research in bacteria - nanoparticle interactions. Zach was a student at the Governors School for Science and Mathematics and interned with us with support of the Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI).