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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

Chin Yi Loh



Chin Yi Loh, Research assistant




Undergraduate Students

Colleen Christensen




Colleen Christensen, Lab assistant



Abigail Jackson


Abigail Jackson, Undergraduate researcher





Alexa Petersen



Alexa Peterson, Undergraduate researcher




Duy Vo, Undergraduate researcher