Payel Paul is a 3rd-year graduate student in Assistant Professor Julia van Kessel's lab, where she studies type three secretion system regulation in the marine pathogen, Vibrio campbellii. She uses a combination of genetic engineering, molecular biology, and biochemical techniques to study the role of quorum sensing and other regulatory systems in type three secretion system regulation in V. campbellii. She is also interested in studying the interactions between the regulatory networks and how the activity of one may impact the other.
In addition to research, Payel enjoys teaching in a classroom and laboratory setting. She also enjoys mentoring undergraduates in the laboratory to help them accomplish their future dreams.
The Carl H. Eigenmann Biology Scholarship will support Payel as she moves forward with her dissertation and publishes her research in reputed scientific journals.