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BMS 212 - Introductory Microbiology
BMS 213 - Microbiology Lab
BMS 223 - Public Health Concepts
B.S. in Biology (2004), Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (2013), Vanderbilt University
My research seeks to understand pathogen host interactions, specifically I am interested in understanding how bacterial pathogens acquire nutrient metals (iron and zinc) during infection and how access to these metals influences disease outcomes. During every bacterial infection there is a battle that occurs between pathogen and host over access to these metals and I want to understand how our bodies sequester nutrient metals in an attempt to starve the bacteria and what molecular weapons the bacteria respond with to circumvent the host's defense.