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Meghan Kinder

Meghan Kinder

Advisor: Dr. Deborah Threadgill

Mail Stop 4467
College Station , Texas 77843
Office Phone: (979) 458-5780


  1. B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, College of Idaho, 2013


Enter program in 2014

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on the pathogenesis of the gram-negative oral anaerobe, Campylobacter rectus, with emphasis on secretion systems (type III, type IV, and type VI) in relation to bacterial invasion and increased virulence. 

Poster Presentations:

  • 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX. October 2015. Four Genome Sequences for Campylobacter rectus: An Emerging Pathogen.
  • 18th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms. Rotorua, New Zealand. November 2015. The Importance of CiaB and Cellular Invasion to Campylobacter rectus Pathogenesis.


  • 2015 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, 3rd place Poster Doctoral Level - Life Science.

Travel Awards:

  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine Travel Award - Fall 2015.

Memberships and Activities:

  • American Society for Microbiology. Member 2015 - Present.
  • Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Member 2015 - present.
  • Genetics Graduate Student Association. Member 2014 - present. Interim Secretary Spring 2015. Secretary 2015 - present. 
  • College Of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Association. Member 2015 - present.