Elizabeth Bond

Ph.D Candidate

Originally from Massachusetts, I received my B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently I am a Ph.D. student in the Tetrad program here at UCSF. I am broadly interested in the interface between structural biology and host-pathogen interactions, especially as a means by which to understand microbial ingenuity. In the Williams’ lab, the goal of my project is to elucidate mechanisms of activation and assembly of the stressosome, a massive multi-stress sensing platform found in bacteria. Outside of the lab I enjoy baking, spending time with my cat, and exploring San Francisco parks! Lately I have been finding ways to participate in science education, for example last year I collaborated with members of the California College of the Arts (CCA) to participate in the Biodesign challenge for which I had multiple opportunities to engage with the larger non-science community, including presenting at the Exploratorium!