Beau Wager


Beau Wager
BS, Biology
University of Houston
Houston, TX
PhD, Biology
University of Houston
Houston, TX
Postdoctoral Scholar
John Leong, MD, PhD, Adviser


Borrelia bugdorferi is a tickborne pathogen and the etiological agent of Lyme disease. I identify surface proteins of this spirochete that function in evasion of the immune system or adhesion to host extracellular proteins. The goal of my research is to characterize virulence factors essential for human infection to aid in the development of vaccines.

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

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