Christopher Lopez, Ph.D.

Former Post Doctoral Researcher in the Skaar lab

Chris grew up in Southern California before moving to Northern California to attend the University of California at Davis. He earned a B.S. in Animal Science, then continued at UC Davis for graduate school in microbiology working in the lab of Dr. Andreas Baumler. For his doctoral work, Chris explored how the intestinal pathogens Salmonella and Citrobacter manipulate the host to provide respiratory electron acceptors that allow the pathogens to grow in the gut. In the Skaar lab, Chris studied Clostridium difficile metal acquisition strategies.  Chris is now an Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento.