Ph.D. in Molecular Biology Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
Antonova E.S., Hammer B.K. (2015). “Genetics of natural competence in Vibrio cholerae and other Vibrios”. Microbiol Spectr. Jun; 3 (3).
Lee S. Katz, Petkau A, Beaulaurier J, Tyler S, Antonova E.S, Turnsek M, Guo Y, Wang S, Paxinos E, Orata F, Gladney L, Stroika S, Folster J, Rowe L, Freeman M, Knox N, Frace M, Boncy J, Graham M, Hammer B.K, Boucher Y, Bashir A, Hanage W, Van Domselaar G, Tarr C.L. (2013). Evolutionary dynamics of Vibrio cholerae O1 following a single source introduction to Haiti. mBio, Jul 2; 4 (4).
Antonova E.S., Bernardy E.E., Hammer B.K. (2012). Natural competence in Vibrio cholerae is controlled by a nucleoside scavenging response that requires CytR-dependent anti-activation. Mol Microbiol. 86 (5):1215-31.
Antonova E.S. & Hammer B.K. (2011). Quorum-sensing autoinducer molecules produced by members of a multispecies biofilm promote horizontal gene transfer to Vibrio cholerae. FEMS Micro Lett. 322: 68-76.
Nakano Citation Award: For one of the best papers of 2013 in NCEZID, CDC (National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases).
Shepard Award nomination. For best paper at CDC under the laboratory science category.
Student Travel Award recipient. The 97th Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the ASM.
Student Travel Grant recipient. The 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
“Rita R. Colwell award” for outstanding graduate student oral presentation. Vibrios in the Environment 2010 meeting.
Student Travel Fund of Georgia Tech. Awarded by Student Government Association and College of Science
“The best poster presentation” Award. School of Biology Scientific Retreat. Helen, GA.