Bijaya Sharma


Bijaya Sharma
BS, Biotechnology
MS, Microbiology
PhD, Microbiology
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Scholar
Linden Hu, MD, Adviser



My research focuses on understanding how Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is able to establish a long term infection in an immune competent host. Specifically, I am interesting in how B. burgdorferi evades the innate immune system. I am using Tn-seq to characterize the relative fitness of mutants in a transposon library to identify genes responsible for innate immune evasion.

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