Kyle W. Becker
M.Sc. Microbiology & Immunology
B.S. Genetics, Cell Biology, & Development
University of Minnesota
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.