Brennan is working closely with Neha on a project looking at cross seeding between functional amyloids and amyloids associated with human diseases.
Katie worked closely with Neha studying cross-seeding interactions between different amyloid proteins.
Sarah worked closely with Maggie investigating how specific chaperone proteins can modulate curli amyloid formation.
Emma was a post doc funded by the Umeå Center for Microbial Research for her work on how small molecules modulate amyloid assembly. She worked closely with Fredrik Almqvist's group in Umeå, Sweden.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1987); PhD Microbiology from University of Chile (1997)
Luz was a post doc from 2010 to 2012. She then moved on to a position at the NIH.
Matthew Badtke, Ph.D.
B.S., Carroll University,
Waukesha, WI 2003
Ph.D., Saint Louis University,
St. Louis, MO 2008
"Good" Matt is now a faculty member at Albion College in Michigan
Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Microbiology Washington University
B.A. Microbiology Miami University
Michelle is now a lead scientist at Novozyme in Davis, California.
Graduate Student Researcherdhuf@umich.edu
B.S. Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Dave works on many aspects of biofilm development, with a special interest in how extracellular matrix components are assembled. Biofilms are a major concern for the health industry in infections including medical device transplants, as biofilm infections are very difficult to treat due to their resistant nature.
B.S. Denison University
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Maggie completed graduate work in the Chapman lab in 2015 studying protein inhibitors of curli amyloid assembly. She then spent a year studying interactions between Enterococcus faecalis and the human clotting factor fibrinogen in Dr. Scott Hultgren's lab at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Maggie has since returned to the Chapman lab to continue her postdoctoral studies. She is continuing to work on chemical and protein modulators of amyloid formation and amyloid dependent biofilm assembly.
Maggie is now a Career and Professional Development Coordinator in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Graduate Student Researcherwhdepas@umich.edu
Will earned his PhD in 2014. He is in the process of moving on for a post-doc with Dianne Newman at Cal Tech.
Graduate Student Researcheryzzhou@umich.edu
Yizhou graduated from Zhejiang University and joined the Chapman Lab in 2008. Yizhou graduated with her PhD at the end of 2012 and then took a position with Genetech in California.
Graduate Student Researcherdnlsmith@umich.edu
B.S. Biology, Mississippi College Ph.D. MCDB, University of Michigan
Dan earned his PhD in 2010 and then moved on to a post-doc at Harvard with Paula Watnick.
Graduate Student Researchernhammer@umich.edu
M.S. Microbiology University of Illinois
B.S. Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois
Neal earned his PhD in 2009 and then moved on for a post-doc at Vanderbilt with Professor Skaar where he could be regularly seen wearing plaid shirts and line dancing to Hal Ketchum music.
Neal joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 2015. We're happy to have him so close again!
Elisabeth Ashman Epstein, Ph.D.
Graduate Student Researcheremashman@umich.edu
B.S. Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic
A.S. Chemistry, Cuesta College
Elisabeth earned her Ph.D. in the Fall of 2008 and has since moved with her family to Virginia.
Xuan Wang 王 玄, Ph.D.
Graduate Student Researcherwangxuan@umich.edu
M.S. Biochemistry CAS Beijing B.S. Biological Science, USTC Hefei
Xuan earned his Ph.D. in the Fall of 2008, did a post-doc with Lonnie Ingram at Florida and he know has an Assistant Professor position at Arizona State.
Graduate Student Researcherfeili@umich.edu
Fei has moved on to Yale to finish her studies. Go Fei!
Matt was the second McGuffie to work in the lab. Now a technician at the UM medical school.
Bryan graduated from Michigan in 2008 when he moved on to the PhD program at Harvard.
Jenna was a long time and favorite work study of the lab. Her brother Matt proceeded her to the lab.
David worked with Will DePas.
Soon Gang Choi
B.S. Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S. Biotechnology, Ajou University, Suwon
After completing his Master's, Soon Gang went on to the PhD program at Columbia University in NY.
Mike was an undergraduate in the department of Chemical Engineering. He worked with Good Matt while in the lab from 2009 through 2010.
Seema worked with Neal Hammer on amyloid nucleation and then went on to medical school after graduating from UM.
JJ worked with Xuan on several projects while in the lab. She then moved on to Wayne State for medical school after graduating with a CMB degree.
In 2009 Margeaux went to medical school at UM. She is now a resident at UM.
Freio Universitaet, Berlin
Jens went on to a PhD program at MIT and then a post-doc with Tom Cech at Colorado where he studies the molecular mechanism of telomerase.
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan
Debra went to MSU for medical school after leaving the lab.
Justin worked as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Medicine Unit at UM after graduating.
John worked with Will DePas for 3 years. He started in a PhD program at MSU in 2014.
Jaclyn worked with Michele Barnhart and was a co-author on the very first paper to come entirely from the Chapman lab.
Work Study Student firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind of a sketchy picture of Aalok.
Kyeshia was a work study student and CMB major at UM. She graduated in 2007.
B.S. Microbiology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Jon Jones has departed the lab to pursue his PhD at Stanford University. The lab is pleased (and somewhat amazed) that his car made it across the country with only a few breakdowns! Jon's contributions to the Chapman lab are many, and we wish him the very best.
Christina was one of the first undergraduates to work in the lab. She went on to medical school at North Carolina after graduating.
Sanjeev or "Jeeves" was one of the first Work Study Students in the lab. Great friend.
Work Study Student email@example.com
Kamaljit was a Rubik's Cube-loving work student.