Andrew Camilli, Ph.D.

Research

We use genetic and molecular biological approaches to study the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Bacterial gene products expressed during infection are being identified and then characterized with respect to their temporal and spatial patterns of regulation within the host and their roles in pathogenicity. The information obtained will positively impact vaccine and antimicrobial drug development, since we will know which bacterial products are produced during infection, when they are expressed, and in response to which host micro-environments.

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