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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

James Phelan

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID
James Phelan

James Phelan

PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology - MERGE-ID

Education: 
BS, Biology, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT
Research synopsis: 

My thesis project focuses on Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. I am particularly interested in analyzing genes that are involved in Borrelia survival in the tick host after feeding with an emphasis on characterizing a transporter protein that has arisen from multiple screens designed to identify molecules important in this process.

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