Rebecca Pollet is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. She works in the lab of Nicole Koropatkin studying the human gut microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.
Rebecca received her her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she worked in the lab of Matthew Redinbo on β-glucuronidase enzymes from the human gut microbiota. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Tulsa where her love of teaching and research were founded.
Rebecca is passionate about undergraduate education and sharing science with the public. She is a faculty member for the Bard College Citizen Science program and serves as a guest lecturer for several courses at the University of Michigan. Rebecca also enjoys working with undergraduate students in the research lab. She has received training in effective teaching and mentoring through experts at University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, and several other institutions.