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Dr. Shonna McBride
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Dr. McBride’s research focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms of the gastrointestinal pathogen Clostridium difficile that allow it to live within the host. Her work has identified novel mechanisms used by this bacterium to resist killing by antimicrobial peptides and unique mechanisms by which C. difficile initiates sporulation. Her work has been published in the Journal of Bacteriology, Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Microbiology, JACS and PLoS One.

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Adrianne N. Edwards, PhD

Adrianne received her B.S. in Genetics at the University of Georgia in 2004 and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Emory University in 2010.

Her undergraduate and doctoral research interests and training primarily revolved around RNA regulation. In the McBride lab, her research focuses on elucidating the genetic pathways that regulate Clostridium difficile sporulation.

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Emily C. Woods
MD / PhD Student

Emily joined the McBride Lab in June 2014. Her research focuses on resistance mechanisms to antimicrobial peptides in Clostridium difficile. She is pursuing a joint MD/PhD degree in Emory’s Medical Scientist Training Program and is a student in Emory’s Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) program.

She received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Rhodes College in 2012 where she studied microRNA expression in rheumatoid arthritis, the optimization of influenza vaccinations via mass spectrometry, and the role of the nucleolinus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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Josh Jones, M.S.
Research Specialist

Josh joined the McBride lab in November 2016. His projects focus on antimicrobial development and sporulation of C. difficile

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Daniela Wetzel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow

I received my Diploma in Biology in 2012 and my Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2016 at the University of Rostock (Germany), focusing on the role of small acid-soluble spore proteins and germination proteases in Clostridium acetobutylicum spores.

From 2016 to 2017, I trained as a Post-Doc in the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University Medical Center in Göttingen (Germany) and investigated the epidemiology and characteristics of clinical Clostridium difficile isolates in communities of rural Africa, Indonesia and Germany.

In May 2017, I joined the McBride lab as a postdoctoral fellow and my research will focus on environmental triggers of C. difficile sporulation.

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Monjori Mukerjee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Class of 2019

Monjori joined the lab in March 2017. Her project focuses on characterizing putative antibiotic resistance genes in C. difficile

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