Meet Our Faculty



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William (Bill) Reznikoff
The Marine Biological, Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Bill is the program director for this HHMI Precollege Science Education Initiative. He is a year-round senior research scientist in the Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory. He studies the mechanisms and uses of mobile genetic elements and is interested in the presence and evolution of these elements in the Wobachia and Wolbachia phage genomes.

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Seth Bordenstein
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Seth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt Univeristy, where his lab studies the mechanisms and relevance of animal-microbe symbioses using insects, Wolbachia, and their bacteriophage as a model system. Seth is the founder of this HHMI Precollege Science Education Initiative and now serves as Course Director for our annual MBL Professional Development Workshop.

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Michael Clark
The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Michael is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester and is one of the leading experts in genetic and cytological studies of Wolbachia.





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Bob Minckley
The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Bob is an adjunct professor of biology at the University of Rochester. He is interested in entomology, plant-pollinator interactions, and the biodiversity, ecology, and evolution of bees.

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Jack Werren
The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Jack is a professor of biology at the University of Rochester. He is one of the world's leading experts on the biology of Wolbachia symbionts and helped create the Wolbachia lab series.

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Jennifer Wernegreen
The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Jen is an associate scientist in the Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory and an associate professor in ecology and evolution at Brown University. As a resident member of the Woods Hole science community, she is an expert on insect-bacteria symbioses, molecular evolution, and genomics.

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George Wolfe
Academy of Science, Sterling, VA
George is director of the Academy of Science for Loudon County Public Schools. He  helped pioneer the Wolbachia lab series. George has received the NSTA Presidential Excellence Award, The National Association of Biology Teachers Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for New York State, The Shell Award for Outstanding Science Educator, and is a member of the National Teaching Hall of Fame.

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Workshops

To learn more, please visit our workshop page.



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