Undergraduate education

Truman State, BS, 2000

Years in MSTP



Medical microbiology and immunology, 2007


Rodney Welch, PhD

Thesis title

Characterization of the Interaction Between StcE and C1 Esterase Inhibitor


Pathology, University of Michigan, 2009-2013


Surgical pathology, University of Michigan, 2013-2014

Breast/GYN surgical pathology, University of Michigan, 2014-2015

Current position

Assistant professor, Department of Pathology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine

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PhD publications

Walters LL, Raterman EL, Grys TE, Welch RA. Atypical Shigella boydii 13 encodes virulence factors seen in attaching and effacing Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012 Mar;328(1):20-5. PMID: 22126649.

Grys TE, Walters LL, Welch RA. Characterization of the StcE protease activity of Escherichia coli O157:H7. J Bacteriol. 2006 Jul;188(13):4646-53. PMID: 16788173; PMCID: PMC1482996.