Erin Marshall Joins the Loesgen Lab
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Please welcome Erin Marshall to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined Dr. Sandra Loesgen’s lab as a PhD Student.
Erin graduated with her BA in Biochemistry from Hood College in Frederick Maryland in 2019. As an undergraduate, she interned in the Protein Chemistry Molecular Biology Section of the larger Natural Products Branch of NCI Frederick under Dr. Barry O’Keefe. After graduating, she continued with Dr. O’Keefe as a post-baccalaureate working on purifying two highly bioactive natural product lectins. Later she transferred to work with Dr. Curtis Henrich in the Assay Development and Screening Lab, where she screened natural products in cancer and senescent cell-based assays for drug discovery. Working with natural products during this time inspired her to pursue a PhD in natural products chemistry, which brought her to UF’s Chemical Biology department, and finally to the lab of Dr. Sandra Loesgen. Her interests include natural product drug and antibiotic discovery from both fungi and bacteria. She spends her free time painting, knitting, crocheting, or reading.