Jacob Cecil

MCB PhD Student

MCB Program Start:



BS, Biochem and MCB, 2016, University of Tennessee

Research Advisor and Department:                                     

Dr. Andrew Capaldi

Research Topic:                                                                            

To survive, cells must integrate diverse environmental stimuli and adjust their growth and metabolism accordingly. I am interested the interface between these two systems, and in particular how they are guided by the key cell regulator TORC1.  

Lab Rotations: 

Dr. Andrew Capaldi

Dr. Rebecca Mosher

Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz

Hobbies and Interests:

Cooking/eating spicy food, racquetball, and all things Finnish

Honors and Awards:

2018-2019 MCB Training Grant Appointee


Cecil JH, Garcia DC, Giannone RJ, and Michener JK (2018).Rapid , Parallel Identification of Pathways for catabolism of lignin-derived aromatic compounds in Novosphingobium aromaticivorans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84(22), 1-13