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Sarah Bordenstein, M.S.

Senior Research Specialist


Sarah Bordenstein has a Masters degree in microbial ecology and a strong background in project management. As a Senior Research Specialist, Sarah is the go to person for all lab activities and continues to build educational resources related to the Wolbachia system (see Wolbachia, A Hertiable Pandemic). In her experimental work, she is using quantitative analyses to study the function of phage elements in Wolbachia and classical genetics to study the innate immune response of animals to Wolbachia.

Phone: 615.322.9094

Email: sarah.r.bordenstein(at)