Allan Gramillo is a first-year Ph.D. student in microbiology in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington. He is interested in various research topics, but specifically biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance.
Gramillo is from Los Angeles, California, and is a first-generation student. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from California State University, Los Angeles. Gramillo was a part of the LSAMP program at CSULA where he completed a research project on the microbial growth within electronic cigarettes. He moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to complete his master's in microbiology in the lab of Dr. Peter Bergholz at North Dakota State University. Gramillo chose IU Biology for graduate school because of the diverse research being conducted in the department's microbiology program.