Charmaine Nganje


Charmaine Nganje
BS, Biology – Cell and Molecular Concentration
Towson University
Towson, MD
PREP Scholar
John Leong, MD, PhD, Co-Adviser
Joan Mecsas, PhD, Co-Adviser





Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) are immune cells that can promote the clearance of bacterial pathogens, including Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Streptococcus pneumoniae, but can also mediate tissue damage and serious disease. The focus of my project is to understand the features of PMNs that either promote or exacerbate human health during infection by these two pathogens.

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

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