Kara Swenson

B.S., 2013, Utah State University
Advisor: James Konopka
Email: Kara.Swenson@stonybrook.edu

Research Interests

Kara attended Utah State University and graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. As an undergraduate student, Kara worked in a research lab focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and investigated the possible mechanisms behind angiogenesis that occurs in AMD. Kara has a very strong interest in infectious diseases and plans to pursue research on either bacterial or fungal pathogens as a graduate student in the MGM Program.

Honors and Awards



Lanze, C.E., Gandra, R.M., Foderaro, J., Swenson, K.A., Douglas, L.M., and Konopka, J.B. (2020). Plasma membrane MCC/eisosome domains promote stress resistance in fungi. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 84(4): e00063-19.

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