The Brun lab 2013 vintage
From left to right: Yves Brun, June Javens, Gail Hardy, Erkin Kuru, Jing Wang, Terre Mauer, Audrey Elliot, Ellen Quardokus, Paul Caccamo, David Kysela, Cécile Berne, Adrien Ducret, Radhika Agarwal, Chao Jiang, Robert Morton, Velocity Hughes, and Xiaoyun Guo.


Yves Brun
Principal investigator
(Faculty page and CV)

Research interests
Bacterial adhesion, development and morphogenesis

What else to know
Passionate foodie with more than 1000 cookbooks
Tried quitting grad school once, but missed it too much!
Last lab notebook entry - 1/19/2000



Cécile Berne
Post-doc

Research interests
Holdfast biophysics and biofilm regulation

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Yarn bomber
You can tell the year by the color of her hair


Chao Jiang
Grad student

Research interests
Evolution of cellular morphology

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Tamer of non-model organisms
Creates lab soundtrack by humming epic music



David Kysela
Post-doc

Research interests
Evolution of bacterial aging

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Avid biker
Beer-enthusiast who makes happy hour happen


Ellen Quardokus
Research associate

Research interests
Cellular differentiation and signal transduction

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Freelance technical writer
Photographer of orchids, wildlife and food
Explorer who loves to travel



Erkin Kuru
Grad student

Research interests
Cell wall growth and dynamics

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Future synthetic biologist
Photographer and party animal


Gail Hardy
Assistant scientist

Research interests
Holdfast biosynthesis and anchoring

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Lab fitness guru
Queen of molecular biology



Jing Wang
Grad student

Research interests
Regulation of polar differentiation

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Always festive
Makes bubble-free bubble tea


June Javens
Part time post-doc

Research interests
Regulation of holdfast synthesis

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Incredibly craftsy
Creator of the coolest poster tube holder ever



Paul Caccamo
Grad student

Research interests
Evolution of stalk positioning

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Once was a roadie for a band
Also made Anthrax vaccine
Rabid Ottawa Senators fan


Radhika Agarwal
Undergrad

Research interests
Flagellar regulation of cell attachment

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Dances Dhandiya Raas
Studying abroad at Oxford this year



Robert Morton III
Grad student

Research interests
Motility regulation by histidine kinase signaling

What else to know
Mad scientist who'll meet your ferrofluid needs
Twirls a cane like no one else




Xiaoyun Guo
Grad student

Research interests
Signaling and regulation of polar differentiation

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Rocks the headphone look
Purveyor of tasty Chinese snacks





Adrien Ducret
Post-doc

Research interests
Microscopic and microfluidic approaches to
mechanisms of adhesion and motility

What else to know
Image analysis whiz
Rock climber

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