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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Alyssa Fasciano

PhD Student in Immunology
Alyssa Fasciano

Alyssa Fasciano

PhD Student in Immunology

Education: 
BSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Research synopsis: 

My research involves studying the interactions between Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and intestinal host cells by using 2D and 3D in vitro models of the intestine. I am particularly interested in understanding how Yersinia adhesin proteins bind to the intestinal epithelium to determine how Yersinia establishes an infection and causes damage to the gut. I am also interested in the role that neutrophils play during infection and the role that Yersinia Yop proteins play in thwarting an immune response.

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