The Carroll Lab

We are interested in bacterial pathogenesis, gene regulation, and the incredibly diverse roles RNA molecules play in the bacterial cell.


 April 12, 2024

Yesterday all members of the Carroll lab participated in the 2024 Ohio University Student EXPO. All students did a wonderful job presenting their projects. Julia, Zoe, Emily, and Tavi all placed in their judging sections!

 September 30, 2023

This week Dr. Paul Briaud left the lab and moved down to Georgia Tech! We wish him all the best in his new position and look forward to continue working with him in the future.

September 6, 2023

Welcome to the new 2023 fall semester! This fall we have two new PhD students, Lorna Vizmeg and Zoe Wilfing. Zoe was previously our lab manager but we are excited for her and her new role in the lab. Lorna is joining us in the lab under both Dr. Carroll and Dr. Weyand after completing her BS at OU. Please extend a warm welcome to the both Zoe and Lorna as they start their journey in the lab.

June 14, 2023

Ronan, Julia, Emily, and Riley had a great time at the Wind River Conference out in Colorado last week! Check out our photo gallery to see some of their adventures. While they were gone we also had a new student join the lab for the summer, Alan Lee. 

May 8, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Raeven Bastock and Dr. Marcus Wittekind for graduating with their PhDs on Friday May 5. Congrats to Ryan Steere For graduating with his Masters on Friday. And finally congratulations to Riley Zielinski for graduating with her Bachelors on Saturday May 6th!

April 21, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Raeven Bastock for successfully defending her thesis yesterday!!

April 19, 2023

Congratulations to Riley for defending her senior HTC thesis last night!

April 10, 2023

Join the Carroll lab this week at the Ohio University Student Expo! Presenters include Raeven, Marcus, Ryan, Julia, Emily, Riley, Tavi, and Jacob. Stay tuned for updates on Raeven’s and Riley’s upcoming theses defences! Dr. Carroll is also giving a science cafe talk on the 19th.

April 6, 2023

Congratulations to Ryan Steere for defending his masters thesis this morning!! Hats off to Ryan and his amazing presentation and research into supercoiling!!!

 February 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Wittekind for passing his thesis defense on February 24th! Also a shout out to Jayanna for getting accepted and matching within DAAD’s RISE Germany program this year!

January 2023

Rich has left the lab and moved up to OSU. We would like to welcome our new lab manager Zoe Wilfing, who joins us following her graduation from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s in Biology in December

November 2022

A lot has happened since our last post! Emily Marino graduated and is in Germany doing a Fulbright, Paul published in Infection and Immunity, and we have four new students in the lab, Jacob and Julia (PhD students) and Jayanna and Octavia (undergrads)! 

April 2022

Congrats to Marcus for publishing his work on ScrA in Molecular Microbiology! Available here:

March 2022

Congrats to Ana for successfully defending her thesis and being the first Master’s student to graduate from the lab!

February 2022

Welcome to the new Carroll Lab website!