Michael Boucher Graduate Student (BS, UMass Amherst)
Project: Protein trafficking to the apicoplast in Plasmodium falciparum "I love non-model organisms with unique biology!" What I'd be doing if I weren't a biologist: Theoretical particle physics or astrophysics Other Interests: Craft beers.
Yong Tang Medical and Graduate Student (BS, UC San Diego)
Project: Apicoplast and cellular development "I love unique cells!" What I'd be doing if I weren't studying Plasmodium... I'd be making fires in the mountains and staring into the oceans. Other Interests: Craft beers.
Marta Walczak Post-doctoral Fellow (PhD, University of Vienna)
Project: Autophagy proteins in Plasmodium. "I love proteins and their non-canonical behaviors!" What I'd be doing if I weren't studying Plasmodium... I'd be making jams and cakes and traveling around the world.
Thomas Meister Graduate Student (BS, Duke University)
Project: Apicoplast trafficking and biogenesis "I love unique organelles and protein trafficking!" What I'd be doing if I weren't studying Plasmodium... traveling and exploring nature Hobbies: Hiking, climbing, snowboarding
Michael Pulkoski-Gross Project: Novel Apicoplast Enzymes
"I love protein biochemistry!" What I'd be doing if I weren't studying Plasmodium... starting a craft brew company Hobbies: Homebrew, fishing, hiking
Stephanie Kabeche Graduate Student (BS, University of Miami)
Project: Essential Plasmodium Enzymes What I'd be doing if I weren't a biochemist... I'd be writing Nobel Prize winning literature or singing sold out concert tours Hobbies: Soccer, artsy stuff