Alyssa Fasciano


Alyssa Fasciano
BSE, Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
PhD Student in Immunology
Joan Mecsas, PhD, Adviser





My research involves studying the interactions between Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and intestinal host cells by using 2D and 3D in vitro models of the intestine. I am particularly interested in understanding how Yersinia adhesin proteins bind to the intestinal epithelium to determine how Yersinia establishes an infection and causes damage to the gut. I am also interested in the role that neutrophils play during infection and the role that Yersinia Yop proteins play in thwarting an immune response.

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