NSF postdoctoral scholar
Originally from Bellingham, Washington, Loralyn received a B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University in 2004 and then earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Indiana University in 2011. During her graduate work, she focused on the differentiation of motile and non-motile cell types in Bacillus subtilis. At the end of her studies at IU, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation to work with Dr. Sean Callahan at the University of Hawaii. She joined the Callahan lab in the fall of 2011. In her research, she uses fluorescence microscopy and molecular genetic techniques to understand the regulation of cell division during heterocyst development in Anabaena PCC 7120. Outside of lab, Loralyn has always enjoyed dance and music and continues to take ballet and play the violin while living here in Hawaii.
These brightfield and fluorescence micrographs show the localization of the cell division protein, MinC, in a filament of Anabaena cells with aberrant cell morphology.
Loralyn is supported by award #1103610 from the National Science Foundation, a Postdoctoral fellowship in Biology.
University of Hawaii
Department of Microbiology
207 Snyder Hall, 2538 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
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