ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Curious at Heart
PhD candidate in the laboratory of comparative immunology at UMMS. Interested in host pathogen interactions at mucosal surfaces especially the gut. Microbiologist by training,open to ideas,always looking to learn,motivated for glory( that last part was a bit over the top). Working towards a PhD in biomedical sciences and a career in academia. Football enthusiast and a Red Devil at heart.
TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF HOST DEFENSE BY NHR'S
Nuclear hormone receptors can regulate host immune genes upon infection. I am trying to elucidate the pathways involved in such responses during S. aureus infection in C. elegans.
PATHOGENIC SIGNAL DETECTED BY THE HOST TO TRIGGER AN IMMUNE RESPONSE
Using a single deletion transposon mutant library of S. aureus , I am trying to identify the bacterial genes required to trigger host defense in C. elegans.