Kaitlin Flynn

Hi, I'm Kaitlin. I study the mechanisms for genome diversification and spread of biocide resistance in Legionella pneumophila in the M. Swanson Lab at the University of Michigan. I just defended my thesis in May of 2015- woohoo! I was trained as a biochemist at Earlham College and have worked on numerous research projects, from environmental engineering to parasitology.

I also expanded my technical skills by directing teams and placing at several hackathons. My current interests include organism engineering, data science, machine learning, microbial pathogenesis and synthetic biology.

Photo: Legionella pneumophila engineered to express Green Fluorescent Protein upon transcriptional activation of a putative life-cycle regulator.