Sam Light, Ph.D. to Join the Department of Microbiology

Sam Light, Ph.D., will join the Department of Microbiology as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in January 2020.  Dr. Light received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from Northwestern University in the laboratory of Wayne Anderson.  He joined Anderson's lab as a post-doctoral associate.  He then went on to Daniel Portnoy's lab at the University of California, Berkeley, where his research was focused on microbial metabolism and, in particular, on identifying and characterizing a novel extracellular electron transfer (EET) mechanism.