- Ohio State University, PhD, Microbiology, 2014
- Ohio State University, MS, Microbiology, 2010
- Indiana University, BS, Microbiology, 2007
- Indiana University, BA, Biochemistry, 2007
In the Carter lab, we investigate bacterial genes and enzymes with as of yet unknown function in as of yet unknown metabolic pathways. By employing DNA manipulation and modification techniques, we reorganize, mutate, and delete (genetically modify) regions of bacterial genomes in order to better understand how the genetic information relates to bacterial metabolic function. We also purify and characterize bacterial enzymes to identify their functions. Our research output is foundational for developing and optimizing biotechnology.