Samantha Hackett

Student NameSamantha Hackett
Faculty Mentor NameMelissa Jones, Ph. D.
CollegeCollege of Agricultural and Life Sciences
MajorMicrobiology and Cell Science
MinorHealth Promotion
Research InterestsNorovirus, attachment assays, enteric bacteria
Academic AwardsFlorida Academic Scholarship 2017
University of North Florida Dean’s List 2018
University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsTheta Alpha Christian Sorority
Hobbies and InterestsReading

Research Project

Characterizing the Role of Bacterial Cellular Structures in Norovirus Attachment and Infection?

This project will seek to identify if certain cellular structures on the surface of bacteria enhance the infection of norovirus. Attachment assays will be performed followed by quantitative PCR to measure the amount of virus attached to the bacterial cell.