Carmen M Foster

Technical Associate Staff Member

Carmen Foster is a Technical Associate Staff Member in the Biological and Nanoscale Sciences Group in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  She received her BS in Biology at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC,  and her MS in Microbiology (with emphasis in Viral Immunology) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.  She worked in the Mammalian Genetics Group, creating transgenic and knock-out mice for genes regulating several cancer and disease processes as well as working on the gut microbiome project with Mircea Podar's group. She joined the Biological and Nanoscale Systems (BNS) Group in 2011 where she is currently the project manager for the Plant-Microbe Interfaces Scientific Focus Area. She also serves as technical support for several projects within the SFA and the BNS group.


2002 - Excellence in Science and Technology :  Recognized for exceptional laboratory management and exemplary research support to Dr. Ed Michaud and the Functional Genomics Group
2004 - Excellence in Science and Technology:  Received the Science and Technology Award for developing and optimizing the Cryopreserved Mutant Mouse Bank (CMMB) and establishing the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) technique at ORNL for the recovery of mutant mice from cryopreserved sperm.
2011 - Distinguished Achievement Award:  In recognition for outstanding administrative support for the Plant-Microbe Interfaces SFA.