Kyle W. Becker
M.Sc. Microbiology & Immunology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
 
B.S. Biochemistry
B.S. Genetics, Cell Biology, & Development
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
kyle.becker@vanderbilt.edu
Twitter: @beckerkw

Kyle completed his graduate work in Microbiology and Immunology in the laboratory of Eric Skaar at Vanderbilt University. He studied the role of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) in response to Acinetobacter baumannii infection.  His undergraduate research in Janet Schottel's laboratory looked into identifying proteins that enable Escherichia coli to survive desiccation-induced stress.

Outside of his research in the Wilson lab, Kyle enjoys camping and backpacking, competing on his weekly trivia team, and traveling/exploring new places.