Zena Lapp

Zena Lapp


Areas of Interest

Currently, I am studying the transmission network of Kelbsiella pneumonia in a network of hospitals. Using whole genome sequences of isolates from infected patients, I am using ML and Baysian methods to construct phylogenetic trees, perform ancestral reconstruction, and generate putative transmission networks. I will also be studying the evolution of antibiotic resistance in these isolates. An overarching goal of the lab is to learn how to more effectively control the spread of healthcare infections.


  • B.A., The College of Wooster (Biochemistry)