Zeb Arendsee

Zebulun W Arendsee

  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching
  • Wurtele Lab
  • Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Past research experiences included a Summer 2010 Bioinformatics Internship at Iowa State under Dr. Anne Bronikowski where he:
• Researched the metabolism of garter snakes
• Responsible for writing Perl script to parse transcriptome sequence data and extract information from Genbank files, and creating pipelines to manage automated BLAST searches

From 2007 and 2009 he was a Research Assistant under Dr. Mark Gomelsky at the Univ. of WY where he:
• Researched the light dependency of Klebsiella pneumonia biofilms
• Responsible for all stages of molecular cloning: primer design, plasmid construction, restriction mapping, transformation via electroporation, and sequencing
• Responsible for experimental design, preparing media and cultures, and running PCR and gel electrophoresis experiments

He has many interests. "In the biological arean, these include the use of biotechnology to solve human problems. De novo metabolic engineering holds the promise of clean chemical synthesis. the flexible metabolic pathways of fungi could revolutionize waste management and remediation of polluted land. Crops engineered to be perennial could greatly increase the efficiency of agriculture and help stave off climate change."

Contact Info

37 Schilletter Vlg Apt D


  • B.S., Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, 2012