- B.S. Microbiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Ph.D. 2007, Microbiology, Cornell University
Soraya was a graduate student and then a postdoc in the lab from 2000 to 2007. She first worked on the sigmaB operon in Listeria monocytogenes, then on all four of the L. mono alternative sigma factors, using SOEing PCR to create knockout mutants of each and of all possible combinations of the four. She also did work on the inhibition of L. mono growth by small molecules. Her dissertation was entitled “Regulation of transcription factor sigmaB activity in the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes”. View Soraya's key publications from her time in the lab. View Soraya's LinkedIn profile.
She is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.