Bronwyn joined the Lovette lab in the summer of 2014. She came from a position as a Research Support Specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences in the Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section at Cornell University where she was studying gene regulation in a bacterial plant pathogen (Pseudomonas syringae) and interactions with the plant host.
Bronwyn completed her undergraduate and Masters’ studies in microbiology and biochemistry at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and received her PhD from Stellenbosch University (South Africa). After moving to the United States she worked at Williams College, MA as a research assistant and in the Department of Microbiology at Cornell University as a postdoctoral associate.
Here in the Lovette lab, Bronwyn is responsible for the (hopefully) smooth running of the laboratory and for training students and visitors in molecular techniques. She is looking forward to lending her expertise in developing new next generation techniques in the lab. When she is not at work, Bronwyn enjoys spending time with her family, preferably outdoors and especially sailing on Cayuga lake.