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Martha Zepeda Rivera, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Washington Research Foundation Fellow


I am a microbiologist and biochemist fascinated by bacteria. Specifically,  my research interests lie in the human microbiome. My postdoctoral projects focus on  applying synthetic microbiology approaches to investigate bacterial pathobionts to understand their role in disease onset, progression, and treatment efficacy. 

I look to bring my expertise and training towards investigating clinically relevant microbes with the goal of identifying putative targets for the development of bench-to-bedside therapeutics.

Outside of the lab, I seek opportunities to make sustainable and impactful change for equitable access to science and science education. This passion has led me to explore curriculum design, community outreach and board service.


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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA

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