About Me

Hey, my name is Emily Francis and the reason for the creation of this website is because I am currently enrolled in an Organismal Biology class at the university I attend: University of Wisconsin La Crosse. I am currently majoring in biomedical sciences in hopes of graduating and attending medical school. As of right now, I am hoping to become a radiologist and help save/ benefit the lives of many.

Before I came to La Crosse to further my education, I grew up in Verona, Wisconsin—a small suburb of Madison. I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up anywhere else even if I had the choice. I feel as if I am who I am because of the atmosphere of the Madison area. Despite the fact that I love my town and couldn’t picture myself anywhere else, I do love to travel and see what else the United States has to offer. By the age of 17 I had been to all 50 states! My family is big on road trips, which is why we were able to accomplish such an amazing feet. Also, I have been to approximately 70% of our country’s national parks! Because of my constant exposure to the parks and my growing up in nature, I have much appreciation for it. I feel as though this is what I can attribute my great love of biology to and my quest to constantly learning more about it.

For this project I chose to do Pseudomonas aeruginose because it is an important bacteria related to the medical field. This bacteria, as I’m sure you have seen from looking at my website, causes many issues within humans. This was of interest to me, not only for that reason, but also because I originally knew nothing about it!

 If you have any questions about what you have seen on my website, feel free to contact me at francis.emil@uwlax.edu

If you have further questions, feel free to contact either of my professors:

Gregory Sandland: gsandland@uwlax.edu

Thomas Volk: tvolk@uwlax.edu