Avery Roberts

  • 5th year Ph.D. candidate
  • Program: Functional Genomics
  • Hometown: Durham, NC
  • Education: B.S. in Genetics; North Carolina State University
  • Lab: Barrangou
  • Email: larober4@ncsu.edu
  • Publications:
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2022, in press). Functional characterization of diverse Type I-F CRISPR-associated transposons. Nucleic Acids Research.¬†
    • Nethery, M.A., Hidalgo-Cantabrana, C., Roberts, A., & Barrangou, R. (2022, in press). CRISPR-based engineering of phages for in situ bacterial base editing. PNAS.
    • Pan, M., Morovic, W., Hidalgo-Cantabrana, C., Roberts, A., Goh, Y. J., & Barrangou, R (2022). Genomic and epigenetic landscapes drive CRISPR-based genome editing in Bifidobacterium. PNAS, 119(3). doi:10.1073/pnas.2205068119
    • Barrangou, R. & Roberts, A. (2022). Chapter 15: Exploiting CRISPR-Cas Systems to Provide Phage Resistance in Industrial Bacteria, CRISPR: Biology and Applications. American Society for Microbiology. doi:10.1128/9781683673798.ch15
    • Roberts, A. & Barrangou, R. (2020). Applications of CRISPR-Cas systems in lactic acid bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 44(5). doi:10.1093/femsre/fuaa016
    • Beames, T., Moreau, M., Roberts, A., et al. (2020). The role of fit-for-purpose assays within tiered testing approaches: A case study evaluating prioritized estrogen-active compounds in an in vitro human uterotrophic assay. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 387(114774). doi:10.1016/j.taap.2019.114774
  • Presentations:
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2022). Functional characterization of diverse Type I-F CRISPR-associated transposons. Poster presented at the NC State University Genetics & Genomics Academy Annual Retreat, Raleigh, NC.
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2022). Functional characterization of diverse Type I-F CRISPR-associated transposons. Poster presented at the 2022 CRISPR Conference, Boston, MA.
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2022). Form and function of diverse CRISPR RNA-guided transposons. Talk presented at the Monthly Microbiome Meetup (M^3) seminar series, Raleigh, NC.
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2022). Form and function of diverse Type I-F CRISPR-associated transposons. Short talk presented at the NC State University Annual Genomic Sciences Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., et al. (2022). m-CAFEs Phage Engineering for Targeted Editing of Microbial Communities. Virtual poster and accompanying video presented at the 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Biological Systems Science Division Genomic Science Program Annual Principal Investigator Meeting.
    • Roberts, A., Nethery, M. A., & Barrangou, R. (2021). Evaluating transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas system functionality with a cell-free expression platform. Short talk presented at the Flash Talk Contest as part of the NC State University Genetics & Genomics Initiative Fall 2021 Seminar Series.
    • Roberts, A., & Barrangou, R. (2021). Evaluating transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas system functionality with a cell-free expression platform. Short talk presented at the NC State University Genetics & Genomics Initiative Annual Retreat, Raleigh, NC.
    • Roberts, A., & Barrangou, R. (2020). Repurposing endogenous CRISPR-Cas Systems in Lactobacillus. Poster presented at the NC State University Genomic Sciences & Biomathematics Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
  • Notable Achievements:
    • Receipient of the 2022 Todd R. and Amy E. Klaenhammer FBNS Graduate Award Endowment in Food Microbiology and Functional Genomics.