Maureen Thomason, Ph.D.
Maureen (Moe) received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Scranton and a M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Gisela Storz at the National Institutes of Health investigating the role of a regulatory small RNA (McaS) in modulating the ability of Escherichia coli to transition from a motile to a sessile lifestyle. As a post-doctoral fellow in Pete Greenberg’s lab at UW she continued to study RNA based regulation in the context of quorum-sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. After her post-doc she took a Research Scientist position in Houra Merrikh’s (also at UW) and worked to characterize an “anti-evolvability” factor that delays the evolution of antibiotic resistance in a number of bacterial species.