BS, Microbiology and Parasitology
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
MS, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Ohio State University
Senior Research Technician
Joan Mecsas, PhD, Adviser
The opportunistic bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is one of the leading causes of nosocomial infections, also affecting people with compromised immune defenses such as cystic fibrosis. The urgency of therapeutic alternatives are very limited due to the emergence of the multi-drug resistance strains, resulting in high mortality and morbidity. My research focuses on doing a high-throughput screen looking for compounds that block critical features of the type 3 secretion system, an important virulent mechanism for P. aeruginosa to colonize its host.
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