Benjamin Parker

Ben is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology. Ben did his PhD at Emory University and postdocs at the University of Oxford and University of Rochester before moving to UTK in 2019.


Holly Nichols - Lab Tech

Holly graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Biology in 2019, where she worked on cholera, crabs, cave microbes, and Candidemia.


Kasandra Velarde - NSF REU Student

Kasandra is a born and raised New Mexican that studies biology at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology as an undergraduate. She plans on pursuing a Masters degree in Microbiology

Join the lab! 

I'm accepting graduate students through UTK's Microbiology Graduate Program. Contact me via email using the link to the left with any interest or questions!

If you’re an undergraduate interested in joining the lab, send me an email. Please include a short description of your interest in pursuing research and a resume.