Christina  Collins, BS

Christina Collins, BS

Research Specialist

Christina Collins joined the Hunstad lab as lead technician and laboratory manager in April 2017.

Teri  Hreha, PhD

Teri Hreha, PhD

Staff Scientist

Teri Hreha joined the Hunstad lab in August 2016, having completed her thesis work in the laboratory of Blanca Barquera, PhD, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She is investigating cellular and molecular determinants of renal abscess formation and fibrosis.

Rachel Jin

Rachel Jin

Research Technician II

Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Biology (Computational and Genomics Track) at Wash U in 2024 and is working on several projects in the Hunstad lab, with the goal of entering medical school in 2025.

Hunter  Kuhn, BS

Hunter Kuhn, BS

Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Hunter Kuhn earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Central Florida. He is working on the activity of UPEC alpha-hemolysin in the kidney during pyelonephritis.

Robert  Potter, PhD

Robert Potter, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Robert earned his PhD in the laboratory of Gautam Dantas, PhD, and completed a fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital prior to joining the Hunstad lab in 2022.  He is interrogating the pan-genome and uropathogenesis of Proteus species.

Rebekkah Smither, BS

Rebekkah Smither, BS

Senior Research Technician

Rebekkah joined the Hunstad lab in 2023.  She has a BS in Biochemistry from UC-Santa Barbara and worked previously at Elemental Enzymes and St. Louis University.