The Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance at Tufts University School of Medicine. Stuart B. Levy, M.D., Director


At the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance, our staff is comprised of postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. We provide our staff with the experience and skills necessary to continue a fulfilling career in science, and many go on to pursue their activities at other research labs, in the private sector, or for various levels of governance.

Current staff:

Stuart Levy Stuart B. Levy, M.D. - Director
Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania (M.D.), Williams College (A.B.)


Our staff Bonnie Marshall, M.T. - Sr. Research Associate
Research focus: Surveillance of resistance, with emphasis on commensal and environmental bacteria
Alma mater: University of New Hampshire

Our staff Laura McMurry, Ph.D. - Sr. Research Associate
Research focus: Studies on the marRAB operon and the MarA regulon, mostly in Escherichia coli
Alma mater: Harvard University


Our staff Mark Silby, Ph.D. - Associated Faculty, UMass-Dartmouth
Research focus: Chemical communication and adaptation of among soil bacteria to environmental fluctuations, especially Pf0-1
Alma mater: University of Canterbury


Our staff Sarah Craven, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate
Research focus: Genetic basis of Pseudomonas fluorescens survival, adaptation, and communication within the rhzosphere
Alma mater: University of Georgia (Ph.D.), High Point University (B.S.)

Our staff Noreen Lyell, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate
Research focus: Genetic basis of Pseudomonas fluorescens survival, adaptation, and communication within the rhzosphere
Alma mater: University of Georgia

Our staff Valérie Duval, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate
Research focus: Structural / functional study of MarR and molecular mechanisms leading to resistance and stress response in E. coli
Alma mater: University of Liège, Belgium


Our staff Kimberly Foster, M.S. - Research Assistant
Research focus: Tracking antibiotic resistance in human and environmental bacteria
Alma mater: University of Rhode Island


Our staff Christopher Logan - Executive Assistant
Alma mater: Williams College


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