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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Nick Franks

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology
nick franks

Nick Franks

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology

Education: 
BS, Microbiology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA
Research synopsis: 

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a pathogen that dysregulates the immune system resulting in periodontitis, and has been associated with Alzheimers, and atherosclerosis. My research is focused on characterizing how P. gingivalis causes this dysregulation using in vitro and in vivo techniques.