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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Tracy Washington

Postdoctoral Scholar

Tracy Washington

Tracy Washington

Postdoctoral Scholar

Education: 
BS, Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
PhD, Computational & Systems Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research synopsis: 

I am working on characterizing the CodY regulon in Listeria monocytogenes. CodY is a transcriptional regulator found in Gram positive bacteria that coordinates a transcriptional response to limitations in certain nutrients. CodY also affects virulence gene expression in L. monocytogenes and other pathogens; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs remain poorly understood. With my work, I aim to better elucidate the effects of CodY on gene expression, including its role in regulating virulence.