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Laboratory Staff

Photo of the Derbyshire/Gray Laboratory Staff

From left to right:

  • Julius Judd, Senior Technician
    Julius has created the knock-out and Dendra fluorescent fusion libraries for the MSR project. He has also completed mapping of transcriptional start sites, and RNA seq studies of targeted knockouts. 

  • Todd Gray
    Likes to dream up new areas of investigation, and tinkers at the bench just enough to give those projects an initial push before handing them off. He enjoys the relative ease of Mycobacterium smegmatis as a model organism over Mus musculus! These little models are great for uncovering the secrets of mycobacteria.  

  • Ryan Clark, Senior Technician
    Ryan works on distributive conjugal transfer and is investigating the recipient induced esx4 locus. 

  • Keith Derbyshire
    Keith does not work in the lab as much as he would like! However, when he does get into the laboratory, he likes to do the classic, old-school bacterial genetics experiments. He is happiest patching and doing crosses. Everyone else is glad he sticks to these simple tasks!!

  • Ashutosh Upadhyay, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Ashu has investigated the functions of small proteins in gene regulation and contributed to the knock-out studies for the MSR.