Matthew Moreau


Matthew Moreau
BS, Molecular & Biomedical Sciences
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA
MS, PhD, Pathobiology
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
Postdoctoral Scholar
Caroline Genco, PhD, Adviser



Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a Gram negative, obligate human pathogen that is the causative agent of sexually transmitted gonorrhea. The overall goal of my research is to better understand the complex systems involved in the host-pathogen interaction process. By using a combination of bioinformatics as well as molecular and cell-based methods, I hope to uncover how Neisseria gonorroheae reacts to infecting human host cells and how the different human cells this pathogen encounters reacts to being infected; both at the cellular and sub-cellular levels. To this end, my hope is that this research will shed new light into many of the critical genetic regulatory pathways involved in infection and host response. These pathways and the proteins involved in and are consequences of their activity may be the key to unlocking future therapeutics against this bacteria.

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