Zachary Shaffer

Zachary Shaffer

Zachary Shaffer


Education: UT-Austin, B.S.
Year in Program: M1

Research Interests

Interested in the roles that bacteria and other microbes play in human health including but not limited to infectious disease, microbiome studies, and immune system development.

Honors and Awards

  • SMBE 2017 Undergraduate Travel and Mentoring Award
  • Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award


  • Raymann K, KL Coon, Shaffer Z, Salisbury S, Moran NA. 2018. Pathogenicity of Serratia marcescens strains in honey bees. mBio. 9:e01649-18
  • Raymann K, Shaffer Z, Moran NA. 2017. Antibiotic exposure perturbs the gut microbiota and elevates mortality in honeybees. PLoS Biol. 15:e2001861

Other Information

Conferences Attended: Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017 Conference