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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Nick DiBenedetto

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID
nick dibenedetto

Nick DiBenedetto

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID

Education: 
BA, Biology, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
Research synopsis: 

Clostridioides difficile is a spore-forming anaerobic enteric pathogen that is responsible for a significant number of hospital-acquired infections worldwide. Previous work in the Shen lab has shown that there are subpopulations of C. difficile within the colon that exhibit phenotypic and spatial heterogeneity. I aim to understand what factors drive this observed heterogeneity.

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