James Phelan


James Phelan
BS, Biology
Quinnipiac College
Hamden, CT
PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID
Linden Hu MD, Adviser




My thesis project focuses on Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. I am particularly interested in analyzing genes that are involved in Borrelia survival in the tick host after feeding with an emphasis on characterizing a transporter protein that has arisen from multiple screens designed to identify molecules important in this process.

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