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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Emily Forster

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology
Emily Forster

Emily Forster

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology

Education: 
BS, Microbiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Research synopsis: 

Germination of C. difficile spores is triggered by certain bile salts in the mammalian gut; however, the molecular details of the interactions between bile salts and spores is unresolved. I am using genetic, biochemical, and chemical biological methods to understand how C. difficile spores sense both germination-inducing and -inhibitory bile salt signals.

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