Ana A. Weil, MD, MPH
Ana is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, but spent most of her time growing up on a small farm in Washington. She worked in infectious disease research and public health, primarily in Africa, prior to attending medical school. She became interested in cholera research after spending one year in the laboratory of Dr. Firdausi Qadri at the International Center for Diarrheoal Disease Research, Bangladesh, in 2008. She lives in Seattle with her family.
Denise Chac, PhD
Denise is a postdoctoral researcher with a background in microbiology and immunology. Denise has always been dealing with poop - first studying how the primate gut aids in seed dispersal for her undergraduate honors thesis, then analyzing the gut microbiota of mice with different diets and infections, and now investigating the human microbiota and cholera. Outside of lab, Denise’s passion is random DIY projects and playing board and video games.
Research Scientist / Engineer 1
Susan is a research scientist with a background in molecular biology. She has a passion for learning about the gut microbiome and loves working with tiny things. She has a special interest in genetics and is interested in learning how both human and microbial genetics could play a role in vaccine efficacy or disease severity. When not working in the lab, Susan likes to relax playing video games, tending to her balcony vegetable garden, or working on various crafting projects.