Julie Starkey

Breaking down the microbiology world one bite at a time

I am a current graduate student at Colorado State University studying microbiology. My Master’s thesis focuses on genetic elements known as Toxin-Antitoxin Systems in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and how they contribute topathogenesis during infection. I am continually fascinated by infectious diseases and the molecular intricacies of microbial virulence. When I’m not running experiments, I am mentoring students and teaching others about the incredible microbial world around us. Outside of the lab, you will likely find me cooking, playing videogames, and spending time with my cats. 

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