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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Morgan McNellis

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID
morgan mcnellis

Morgan McNellis

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID

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

Clostridioides difficile is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The C. difficile spore form is highly resistant to stressors such as antiseptics; however, in order to cause disease within the host, the spores must first germinate and transform into vegetative cells. I aim to define the molecular mechanisms by which factors involved C. difficile spore germination regulate this process.

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