Postdoctoral Research Associate
329 Thomas Laboratory
PhD in Microbial Biology, 2017, Rutgers University, NJ
I received my PhD in Microbial Biology from Rutgers University. I am interested in understanding how beneficial bacteria, living in the human intestinal tract, use a cell-cell communication system, quorum sensing, to engage in inter-kingdom conversations with their human host and how these dialogues shape intestinal health. I also seek to explore how these gut bacteria use quorum sensing to prevent infectious gastroenteritis by invading pathogens. I explore these ideas using an inter-disciplinary approach that combines tissue culture, anaerobic microbiology, genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry.