Tramy completed her doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska Department of Pathology and Microbiology under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Fey. Her thesis work focused on defining transcriptional regulation of PIA-dependent biofilm formation in Staphylococcus epidermidis. Tramy joined the OS lab in the fall of 2018, and is studying the impact of the heme-responsive PrrH sRNA on P. aeruginosa gene expression and growth in a variety of environments.
Paharik, A. E., Kotasinska, M., Both, A., Hoang, T.-m., Büttner, H., Roy, P., Fey, P. D., Horswill, A. R. and Rohde, H. The metalloprotease SepA governs processing of accumulation-associated protein and shapes intercellular adhesive surface properties in Staphylococcus epidermidis. Molecular Microbiology. 2016. doi:10.1111/mmi.13594
Schaeffer CR, Hoang TN, Sudbeck CM, Alawi M, Tolo IE, Robinson DA, Horswill AR, Rohde H, Fey PD. Versatility of biofilm matrix molecules in Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates and importance of polysaccharide intercellular adhesin expression during high shear stress. mSphere. 2016 Oct;1(5):e00165-16.