Associate Professor of Chemistry
Her research involves the biochemistry, structure and biosynthesis of lipids in gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Currently she is investigating how E. coli make two minor lipids, N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserylglutamate. Student researchers are welcome and will learn to grow and manipulate E. coli and other gram-negative bacteria, extract and purify lipids from cells, analyze lipids with mass spectrometry and probe for new enzyme activities.
Ms. Garrett teaches General Chemistry (Chem 108/109), Chemical Principles (Chem 125), Biochemistry (Chem/Biol 272) and Protein Chemistry (Chem 323).