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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Yuzo Kevorkian

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology
Yuzo Kevorkian

Yuzo Kevorkian

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology

Education: 
BS, Microbiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Research synopsis: 

Microenvironment heterogeneity is a critical factor in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection and treatment outcome, with the complex ionic milieu serving as a critical source of cues for Mtb. However, much remains unknown about how the bacterium integrates its response to disparate signals for successful adaptation and host colonization. My project focuses on a novel transcriptional regulator that we discovered, which modulates Mtb response to multiple ionic cues. I am pursuing functional studies of this new regulator to understand its role during Mtb host colonization, and on microenvironment heterogeneity during infection.

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