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I am passionate about expanding our pool of scientific knowledge and training the next generation. This has lead me to obtain my PhD, and now continue into a postdoctoral position at Cornell University. I am currently tackling the effects of chronic infection in Drosophila melanogaster together with two talented undergraduate researchers in the Lazzaro lab.

I believe that biology education should focus on training critical thinking and instilling a passion for biology through connections to everyday life. This is critical not only for future researchers, but for the entire community.

Publications & CV

Downloadable PDF of my CV.

Undergraduate or high school trainees marked with an asterisk (*)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Chambers MC, Khalil S*, Jacobson E*, Lazzaro BP. Chronic infection induces metabolic-immune tradeoff in Drosophila melanogaster. (in prep)

McNeil A, Akinleye A*, Nurilov M, Rouzyi Z, Milunovich A*, Chambers MC and Simon AF. Quantification of social interactions in Drosophila melanogaster: Measure of social space. J. Vis. Exp. (105), e53242, doi:10.3791/53242

Khalil S*, Jacobson E*, Chambers MC, Lazzaro BP. 2015. Quantitative bacterial infection and immune defense phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Vis. Exp. (99), e52613, doi:10.3791/52613.

Chambers MC, Jacobson E*, Khalil S*, Lazzaro BP. 2014. Thorax injury lowers resistance to infection in Drosophila melanogaster.  Infection and Immunity. 82(10), 4380-4389.

Chambers MC, Song KH and Schneider DS. 2012.  Listeria Infection Induces Metabolic Changes in Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS One. 7 (12), e50679 (pdf)

Chambers MC, Lightfield KL and Schneider DS. 2012.  How a Fly Balances its Immune System. PLOS Pathogens.  8 (12), e1002970 (pdf)

Linderman JA, Chambers MC, Gupta AS*, and Schneider DS. 2012. Infection-Related Declines Chill Coma Recovery and Negative Geotaxis in Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS One. 7(9):e41907 (pdf)


Reviews and Perspectives

Chambers MC and Schneider DS. 2012.  Balancing Resistance and Infection Tolerance through Metabolic Means.  PNAS. 109(35):13886-7 (pdf)

Chambers MC and Schneider DS. 2012. Pioneering Immunology: Insect Style. Current Opinion Immunology. 24(1):10-4. (pdf)

Schneider DS and Chambers MC. 2008. Rogue Insect Immunity. Science. 322(5905), 1199 – 1200. (pdf)