Brian C. VanderVen PhD               

Brian received his BS in microbiology from Montana State University and his PhD in Microbiology from Colorado State University where he was a graduate student in John Belisle’s lab. Brian was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University in David Russell’s laboratory.

Research Associates/Postdoctoral Fellows

Christine in lab

 Christine R. Montague, MS, PhD 

Christine is interested in single cell analysis of bacterial metabolism during infection and studying the pathways required for bacterial survival in granulomas.

Graduate Students

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Kaley M. Wilburn                            

Kaley is interested in how M. tuberculosis assimilates cholesterol during infection and small molecules that modulate the innate immune response to M. tuberculosis.


Rachael A. Fieweger                       

Rachael is interested in the regulation of bacterial metabolism during infection and the impact of innate immunity on M. tuberculosis physiology in vivo.

Scarlett for website

Scarlett E. Lee, DVM                          

Scarlett is interested in how the effector and memory functions of antigen specific CD4+ T cells vary with age in the mouse model of TB infection.

Emma for website

Emma K. Roszkowski                         

Emma is interested in the physiology of non-dividing M. tuberculosis, drug discovery in M. tuberculosis and other Mycobacteria.

Halloween 2021

Halloween 2021

Halloween 2020


Halloween 2019


Summer 2019


Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

Christine's halloween

Rachael as El

Dearly Departed:

Talitha Spanjersberg, Leadership Student (Utrecht University Netherlands), 2019

Nicholas Usher, 2019

Thuy La, Technician, 2014-2018

Naman Shah, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017

Connor Duncan, Undergraduate, 2015-2017

Caroline Moon, Leadership Student (VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine), 2016

Mark Savage, Leadership Student (University of College Dublin), 2015

Hannah Yoo, Undergraduate, 2014-2016

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