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People of the Bazurto Lab

Jannell BazurtoJannell Bazurto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Florida Atlantic University

I am a bacterial physiologist with a rich background in using mutant analysis to understand cellular metabolism in model bacteria. I performed my thesis work at the University of Wisconsin with Diana Downs, where I studied metabolic integration of thiamine biosynthesis in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli. During my postdoctoral work, with Christopher Marx at the University of Idaho, I integrated omics approaches into my work to characterize experimentally evolved mutants to understand the formaldehyde stress response in Methylobacterium extorquens.

Research Staff


Jaye McEvoy, Research technician






Chandler Hellenbrand, Research technician





Undergraduate Students


Madison Shackelford, Undergraduate researcher





Abigail Jackson


Abigail Jackson, Undergraduate researcher






Jennifer Lorenzana, Undergraduate researcher





Andrea Li, Undergraduate researcher


Hannah Ryks, Lab assistant






Evan Lin, Lab assistant


High School Mentee

Jalen Nelson

Lab Alumni

Research Staff

Chin Yi Loh

Undergraduate Students

Alexa Peterson

Colleen Christensen

Rotation Students

Leslie Day (PMB)

Joseph Bravo (MicE)