Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology
PhD Program Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Research Description: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, as well as the principal pathogen afflicting cystic fibrosis patients. We study the primary virulence factor of P. aeruginosa, its type III secretion system, which is a molecular syringe that the bacterium uses to inject proteins into host cells. We are interested in understanding how this nanomachine works, as well as in understanding how the injected effector proteins prevent clearance of the bacterium by the patientís immune system.
Current MSTP students who have rotated with this mentor: Emma Schroder
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