Emily Higgins Keppler

Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Arizona State University
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign CFAM

Location: TEMPE

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Ph.D.   Arizona State University - Microbiology (In Progress)                  

Dissertation: Investigation of fungal volatile compounds through the use of two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry

            Advisor: Heather D. Bean, PhD

B.S.     Arizona State University - Microbiology (2015)         Graduated Cum Lade

B.A.     Arizona State University - Anthropology (2005)         


Emily Higgins Keppler is a microbiologist working in Heather Bean's lab. Emily currently has three main research projects:

Project I: Characterization of Kombucha metabolome

Project II: Identification of bacterial volatile compounds that inhibit fungal growth

Project III: Volatile biomarkers associated with coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) infections

Emily is using two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC x GC) and mass spectrometry to identify the volatile and soluble metabolites produced by the microbial community associated with each of these projects.