I cannot express enough how grateful I am that I was able to complete my bachelors in microbiology. The classes are top quality and the MMG staff is wonderful. All of my best teachers have been from the MMG department. It's been a lovely experience and I hope to continue my education and employment with UVM for years to come.
Grace obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong, where she worked on gram-positive Actinomyces spp. isolated from human oropharynx. When she joined Dr. Keith Mintz’s laboratory, Grace switched to studying Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, a gram-negative periodontal pathogen. Her research focus is on the outer membrane proteins of this bacterium, and their biological relevance in the interaction with the human host. Grace plans on having her own lab in the near future.