Michelle Reniere, Ph.D.
Former Ph.D. Student in Skaar Lab
Michelle received her B.S. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As one of the first graduate students in the Skaar Lab her thesis focused on the role of heme degradation in S. aureus. During her post-doctoral fellowship in Dan Portnoy’s laboratory at UC Berkeley she studied the intricacies of virulence gene regulation in the intracellular pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. In 2016, Michelle’s independent research program in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle began. She is now a tenured Associate Professor of Microbiology