Nicholas Backes

Graduate Assistant-Research
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I entered the Interdepartmental Microbiology program at Iowa State in the fall of 2014, and joined the Phillips lab at VMPM in the spring of 2015.  I am currently working on a variety of techniques that utilize CRISPR-Cas9 technology for genome editing, fluorescent microscopy, and modulating gene expression in Escherichia coli.  In my free time I like to read, play music, and watch MN sports teams.

Area of Expertise: 
Bacterial Genetics
Genome Editing
Education: 
B.S. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Minnesota State University - Mankato, 2013
Contact
+1 515 294 5776
2178 Vet Med
Ames
IA
50011-1250