Molecular Microbiology Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health

Liz Hoke is a molecular microbiology research fellow at the National Institutes of Health studying cryptococcal meningitis. Since attending WYSE herself in 2012, she obtained a Biology B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She has worked on a soil microbiology field study in Costa Rica for Kean University’s School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, a behavioral toxicology study at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, and has done protein development work within the private sector. Outside of research, she has been a canoe guide for the National Parks Service, a communications assistant for UMN’s Institute on the Environment, an olive farm hand in Italy, and a holiday baker in Switzerland.