My research focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and vaccine protection mechanisms. My lab is working on the interaction of host receptors and virulence factors of C. difficile (toxins), Leptospira spp, and F. nucleatum (adhesins). We are also working on the mucosa immunity against F. nucleatum and M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis using outer membrane vesicle delivery systems, with the goal of developing a vaccine against human colon cancer and Johne’s disease.
Department: Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
Roles: Faculty Investigator