Dr. Bullock has a background in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a focus on musculoskeletal health and mechanics. After receiving a B.A. in Animal Science with a focus in biotechnology in 2010, she spent the next 9 years in cell biology and biomedical engineering labs. In 2019, she received a PhD from Indiana University in Anatomy and Cell Biology in the IU School of Medicine. A list of publications can be found here.
Madyson is exploring the role of ghrelin, "the hunger hormone", on mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, and the factors that influence muscle vs fat formation in response to nutrition.
Madyson is also part of the Ford Apprentice Scholar's Program at Eckerd. Congratulations Madyson!
Lillie is using cutting edge cell culture techniques to investigate the effects of different milk proteins on gene expression.
Lillie is from Appleton, WI and is majoring in Biochemistry at Eckerd
Haylee is investigating gene regulation of shell calcification in Gopher tortoises. Using PCR, she is exploring gene mutations in tortoise DNA that may lead to decreased shell calcification.
Using cell culture and Crispr-Cas9 gene editing, Mackenzie is exploring changes in protein expression in intestinal cells during celiac disease.
Jordan's research project reflects her interest in the regulation of exercise and muscle cells. Jordan is investigating the effects of hypoxia on muscle cell gene regulation.
Jlana is investigating the molecular mechanisms that drive bone repair, especially in Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease.
Alexa joined the lab in Summer 2022, and is optimizing the in vitro mechanical unloading device-- the rotating wall bioreactor-- to characterize the effect of mechanical unloading in osteocyte cells from bone.