Ethan Garner

Principled investigator

Laura Bagamery

Graduate Student (joint with Murray lab)

    Sean Wilson

    Graduate Student

    I am interested in understanding aspects of bacterial cell wall hydrolases, essential enzymes that break down the wall to allow growth while maintaining its integrity.

    Yingjie Sun

    Post doctoral fellow

    I study how bacteria change regulate their rate of growth at the single-molecule and single-cell levels .

    Devon Stork

    Graduate Student (joint with Church Lab)

    I use tools to develop new fluorescent tools for imaging.

    Matthew Holmes

    Graduate Student

    I study the dynamics of bacterial cytokinesis. I enjoy putting labels on proteins and then watching what they do

    William Mallard

    Graduate Student

    I study how bacteria make decisions in noisy environments.

    Sylvia Hurlimann

    Graduate Student

    I study how bacteria coordinate cell elongation with cytoplasmic growth.

    Jenny Zheng

    Graduate Student

    I study cell shape formation by looking at archaea grow and divide.

    Andres Florez


    I am curious about how bacteria coordinate different process to ultimately grow and divide. I perturb cell processes and watch how others keep up or scale at single cell/molecule level.

    Charlie Dulberger


    I'm interested in how bacteria use proteins to communicate with each other – and in the case of pathogens, their hosts.

    Anastasia Repouliou

    Graduate Student

    I like to think about the mechanical properties of living matter, like the bacterial cell wall and its molecular makers.

    Daniel Henthorn

    Graduate Student

    I am interested in protein dynamics, particularly governing rules from a physical perspective

    Luis Alberto Gutiérrez López

    Graduate Student (joint with Paulsson lab)

    I am interested in how bacteria coordinate DNA replication with division.

    Diego Alejandro Ramirez Diaz


    Physics of cell division in bacteria. Can we induce artificial septum formation?

    Previous Lab Members:

    Carl Wivagg


      Ye-Jin (Jenna) Eun

      Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow

      I developed new methods for live-cell imaging of haloarchaea and studied the cell division and growth mechanism of Halobacterium salinarum.

      Mike Dion

      Lab Manager / tech wizard

      As the most experienced guy around, Mike makes the magic happen.

        Patrick Stoddard

        Graduate Student (joint with Murray lab)

          Saman Hussain

          Graduate Student

          I study how bacterial cells are able to organize the synthesis of their cell walls to grow in defined and reproducible shapes.

          Mrinal Kapoor

          Graduate Student

            Zach Barry

            Graduate Student (joint with Bathe lab)

              Alexandre Bisson

              Post doctoral fellow

              My interests keep me poking into how nano-scaled polymers can dynamically control micron-scaled processes, such as shape control and cell division.