Allison J. Farrand, Ph.D.

Former Postdoctoral Researcher in Skaar Lab

Allison is originally from Oklahoma where she earned her B.S. in Microbiology from Oklahoma State University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the lab of Dr. Rod Tweten, where she studied the cholesterol recognition mechanism of bacterial toxins known as the cholesterol-dependent cytolysins. Allison’s work in the Skaar lab was focused on studying the interaction of S. aureus with hemoglobin in infection. Allison is currently the Director of Analytical Development at Wheeler Bio.