Robert Miner was raised in Highland, CA until he left to pursue an undergraduate degree in Biology at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. During Roberts undergraduate career focused on being well rounded outside of science which included being a student-athlete, working in Residence Life, and studying abroad. Throughout Roberts four years of undergraduate, he was a member of the Varsity DIII Track & Cross Country teams. During his second and third years of undergraduate, Robert worked for the campus Residence Life Department as a Resident Assistant and an Assitant Hall Director. Along with all of the other involvement, Robert also took advantage of as many study abroad opportunities as he could during his undergraduate career. He spent a month in the spring of 2017 in Ometepe, Nicaragua for a short term study abroad experience and he spent the Fall 2017 semester studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia at the University of Queensland. Upon returning to the US in the Spring of 2018 Robert completed his undergraduate career and graduated from Carthage College in May of 2018.
After graduating in May 2018 Robert decided to step back from education and participated in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. While completing the internship Robert worked at and operated the rollercoaster Space Mountain.
After completing the Disney College Program in January 2019 he started an MS of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Carthage College
Bacteriophage Research (2014-2015): Research-based through the HHMI Phage Hunters Program. Isolating mycobacteriophage, annotating genome, and contributing information to the PhagesDB. Primary Investigator Deborah Tobiason Ph.D. (Carthage College)
Biochemistry Research (2016-2018): Worked on elucidating the role of sRNA C.0293 in E.coli in the bacterium's stress response. Presented findings at the 2018 American Chemistry Society Conference in New Orleans, LA. Primary Investigator Janice Pellino Ph.D. (Carthage College)
Bacteriology Research (2019-Present): Attempting to develop a high-throughput assay to discover an inhibitor for the prepilin peptidase PilD in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Primary Investigator Katrina Forest Ph.D. (UW-Madison)
Epigenitics Research (2019-Present): Developing a high-throughput assay to identify inhibitors of histone-binding domains of UHRF1. Primary Investigator John Denu Ph.D. (WID)