Sean F. Sullivan
Sean graduated from Colby College in 2011 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Mathematics. At Colby, he investigated possible mechanisms for the transfer of antibiotic resistance between environmental and fish pathogens in aquaculture settings under his advisor, Frank Fekete.
After graduating, Sean worked at Quanterix Corporation developing the ability for their ultra-sensitive immunoassay instrument to run and detect the output of multiple assays simultaneously.
Sean joined the lab of Nikhil Nair at Tufts in fall 2017 and is working to co-opt the native regulatory systems of the model industrial organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae to improve the ability of this yeast to grown on and utilize non-native substrates derived from renewable sources such as biomass.