Erin Carulli

PhD Student

PhD in Translational Biosciences Program

Erin Carulli is a second year Ph.D. student in the Translational Biosciences program at the University of Missouri. She was born and raised in Spokane, WA and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2012. In 2018 she retuned to school to earn her B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Biotechnology. In 2021, she was accepted into the Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. program at Washington State University which she attended until 2022 when she and her lab moved to continue their studies at Mizzou. The primary focus of Erin’s research is to understand the pharmacokinetics of a novel contraceptive, as well as to evaluate if the compound causes increased susceptibility to STD infection in both male and female mice. Additionally, Erin will evaluate the effects of the compound on the vaginal microbiome. In her free time, Erin enjoys travelling, reading, spending time with her two cats, and exploring all of the beautiful natural areas that Missouri has to offer.