Amy R. Nava

Amy Nava is a postdoctoral scholar in the Maduke Lab. Her research focuses on determining the mechanisms of proton transport in the CLC-ec1 antiporter. Amy is specifically interested in the electrophysiological properties and important residues underlining the exchange of Cl- and H+. Amy completed a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.S. in Biology from New Mexico State University. She completed a PhD. in interdisciplinary clinical and molecular microbiology from The University of Texas at El Paso. Her future interests are elucidating the calcium transduction pathway as a means of mitigating antibiotic resistance and understanding how bacteria regulate antibiotic resistance mechanisms through calcium signaling and voltage depolarization. Other future interests include continuing with microbial bioremediation research. Amy is currently serving on the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology’s DEI cabinet as well as serving as a mentor for the Stanford Academic Transition Advising Program (ATAP). Her hobbies include getting outdoors, hiking, and teaching myself how to play piano.