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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Phillip Balzano

Postdoctoral Scholar

Phillip Balzano

Phillip Balzano

Postdoctoral Scholar

Education: 
BS, Biology, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA
MS, Biological Sciences Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
PhD, Microbiology & Immunology University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Research synopsis: 

I work on engineering deletion and over-expression mutants in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Our lab has identified, through transcriptomic analysis, several genes that are upregulated during natural human infection, and also may serve regulatory roles. I work to delete and/or over-express these genes and test for phenotypic changes to Neisseria gonorrhoeae during in vitro infection assays.