veterinary microbiology and pathology
Washington State University
United States of America
2002 PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University (Joint Doctoral Program) San Diego, California USA 1997 BS, Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California USA 2002-2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Microbiology and Infectious Disease, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Active research projects in our lab involve studying the mechanisms of persistence and pathogenesis exhibited by Borrelia species that cause Lyme disease and Relapsing Fever.
antigenic variation, which provides these pathogens with the ability to establish long-term infection in an animal or human host. examining the mechanistic details of this immune evasion system, which has given clues to putative genetic elements involved in the process.