Dr. Emily Bruce


Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont


  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania — 2012-2014
    Advisor: Dr. Robert Doms. 
  • PhD (Virology), Cambridge University — 2009-2012
    Advisor: Dr. Paul Digard.  
  • M. Phil (Virology), Cambridge University — 2007-2008
    Advisor: Dr. Paul Digard.  
  • B.A. (Biochemistry), Vassar College — 2003-2007


  • Gates-Cambridge Scholar — 2007-2012
  • Gordon Research Conference — Travel Award 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa Prize — 2007

Hannah Despres

Hannah Despres

Hannah is from Fayette, Maine. She did her bachelors at SUNY Plattsburgh in Nutrition. Hannah is a PhD candidate in the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) program at UVM

Madeline Schmidt

Madaline Schmidt

Madaline is from Colchester, Vermont. She graduated in 2021 from UVM with a BS in Microbiology. She joined the lab in 2021 as a lab technician, and is also working towards a MPH at UVM

Hannah Kubinsk

Hannah Kubinski

Hannah is from Norton, Massachusetts. She joined the lab in 2021 as an undergraduate (Junior) in the Molecular Genetics major at UVM

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