Rachel Newsome

Rachel Newsome
Lab Technician

Research Summary

My undergraduate research was done in the lab of Dr. Steven Bruner in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida, investigating the natural product biosynthesis of the colibactin pks gene cluster in E. coli, specifically focusing on the mechanistic enzymology of the multidrug and toxic compound extrusion protein ClbM. I utilized protein crystallography, liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LCMS), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), fluorimetry, molecular cloning and western blot. I am currently a lab technician in Jobin lab, where I work to support all of the post-doctoral student with their various projects. I use next-generation sequencing, cell culture, immunofluorescence, cytometry, molecular cloning and genotyping, and am responsible for routine lab maintenance and equipment purchasing.


2015 – B.S. University of Florida


  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, University of Florida, 2011-2015
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Intramural Undergraduate Research Award, 2012
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Ambassador Award, 2014