Fang Laboratory, University of Washington


Ferric C. Fang, M.D., Professor

Ferric attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.  After obtaining his post-doctoral training at UC San Diego, he held faculty positions at UC San Diego and the University of Colorado before joining the faculty of the University of Washington in 2001.

Ferric Fang's CV

Stephen J. Libby, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor

Steve is an experienced Salmonella geneticist and a member of the UW Laboratory Medicine research faculty. He obtained his graduate training at Iowa State University and his post-doctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute and UC San Diego. He held a faculty appointment at North Carolina State University before moving to the University of Washington.

Joyce Karlinsey, M.S., Research Scientist

Joyce obtained her undergraduate and graduate education at Washington State University. She worked for many years as a research scientist with Prof. Kelly Hughes before joining the Fang Lab.

W. Ryan Will, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Ryan completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Professor Laura Frost. He subsequently studied eukaryotic epigenetics at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge UK, before joining the Fang lab. Since coming to Seattle, Ryan’s research has focused on mechanisms of bacterial gene regulation and their relationship to bacterial evolution. Ryan is also Canadian, which we try not to hold against him. Much.

Fermin Guerra, Postdoctoral Fellow

Fermin is a native of Cuba and received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Biology from New College of Florida. He received hisgraduate degree from Montana State University, where he was mentored by Professor Jovanka Voyich. His research aims to define the mechanisms used by pathogens to evade the immune system and establish infection and use this knowledge for vaccine development and therapeutic intervention.

Taylor Stepien, Graduate Student

Taylor received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked with Professor Jo Handelsman at Yale University before joining the Pathobiology Graduate Program at the UW. She studies interactions between macrophages and the causative agent of typhoid fever, Salmonella Typhi.



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