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(303) 492-8555

Corrie Detweiler
Associate Professor
PhD Biochemistry, University of California - San Francisco, 1998
AB Biochemistry magna cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1991

I am interested in understanding how Salmonella infections transition from an acute to a chronic state... and in discovering ways to interfere with that transition to promote clearance in patients.

corrella.detweiler [at]

Postdoctoral Associates


Toni Nagy, 2010-present                                     
toni.nagy [at]
PhD Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2009
BS Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology magna cum laude, Colorado State University, 2005

toni.nagy [at]


Jessica Podoll, 2015-present                                     
jessica.podoll [at]
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015
BS Cornell University, 2010

Interests: New approaches to antibiotic discovery; druggable bacterial virulence determinants
jessica.podoll [at]

Graduate Students

Abigail Reens, 2013-present                                        abigail.reens [at]
PhD Candidate, MCDB
SB Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012

Interests: Strategies of persistent infection & nutrient acquisition; antibacterial drugs
abigail.reens [at]

Joseph Villanueva, 2015-present                                        joseph.villanueva [at]
PhD Candidate, Biochemistry
BS Chemistry, BS Biology, University of New Mexico, 2014

Interests: Imaging the micro world using light microscopy
joseph.villanueva [at]

Technicians & Undergraduates


Amy Crooks, 2013-
Senior Professional Research Associate
BS Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2013

amy.crooks [at]

Brenda Briggs 2016-
Lab Manager

brenda.briggs [at]

Olivia Bednarski, 2016-
BSI Scholar
Undergraduate, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder

olivia.bednarski [at]

Jess Colmenero, 2016-
Undergraduate, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder

crystal.colmenero [at]

Previous Lab Members

    Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP (2009-2010)
             Chief Scientific Officer, Morris Animal Foundation (Denver, CO)

Postdoctoral Associates
        Heidi Nick, PhD (2013-2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bratton Lab (National Jewish)
        Eugenia Silva-Herzog, PhD (2012-2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Palmer Lab (CU Boulder)
        Maria Carolina Pilonieta, PhD (2008-2015)
             Adjunct Faculty, Front Range Community College
        Lika Krivenko, PhD (2012-2014)
             Postdoctoral Fellow, Old Lab (CU Boulder)

       Christopher English, PhD (2012-2013)
             3i - Intelligent Imaging Innovations (Denver, CO)

       Sondra Teske, PhD (2013)
             Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (U Utah)
       Melissa McCoy, PhD (2008-2011)
             Environmental Program Manager, Association of Clean Water Administrators (Washington, DC)

       Kimberly Erickson, PhD (2003-2008)
             Postdoctoral Fellow, Garcea Lab (CU Boulder)

Graduate Students

      Erin McDonald, PhD (2011-2016)
             ORISE/CDC Postdoctoral Fellow, CDC (Fort Collins, CO)
      Natalie Hull, MS (2011-2013)
             Research Assistant, Pace Lab (CU Boulder)
      Josh Myatt, MS (2005-2009)
             School Liaison, Boulder Language Technologies (Boulder, CO)

       Rebecca Nix, MS (2005-2007)
             Research Associate, Myriad Genetics (Salt Lake City, UT)

       Sara Symons, MS (2003-2007)
             Medical Writer Manager, Array Biopharma (Boulder, CO)

Technicians & Undergraduates

        Madeline Edwards, BS (2015-2016)
             Graduate Student, Columbia University School of Medicine (New York, NY)
      Garth Kreitz, BS (2010-2013)
                Interim Director, Light Microscopy Core Facility, MCDB (CU Boulder)
       Sarah Moreland, BS (2010-2013)
             Medical Students, Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
       Kelly Hanson, BS (2010-2011)
             Research Associate, Somalogic (Boulder, CO)

       Dana Jorgensen, BS (2006-2011)
             Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
             Epidemiology & Data Analyst, Colorado Department of Health and Environment (Denver, CO)

       Sarah Altschuler, PhD (2005-2007)
             Postdoctoral Fellow, Bass Lab, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

       Kathleen Metzler, PhD (2005-2006)
             Visiting Assistant Professor, Colorado State University (Pueblo, CO)

Detweiler Lab | The People
Updated 9 May 2017.