Tanja Petnicki-Ocwieja

tanja

Tanja Petnicki-Ocwieja 
BSc, Biological Sciences
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
PhD, Microbiology
University of Nebraska 
Lincoln, NE 
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

 

I am working to understand the mechanisms by which B. burgdorferi recognizes its different hosts (tick, mammal) and how it responds to this recognition and adapts to each environment. We have found that in order to transition from a mouse host and enter into a feeding tick, B. burgdorferi senses the presence of catecholamines released during tick feeding to turn on expression of genes required for survival in the tick. We are currently working to identify the receptor responsible for this recognition and proteins that are co-regulated by this pathway.

Back to the L Hu Profile Page

Apply to the Sackler School

apply

The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research