Research/Areas of Interest:

In addition to providing logistical support, I am involved in the characterization of surface proteins of the Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi, that promote disease in the mammalian host by mediating resistance to immune defenses or attachment to tissues. I also investigate the delivery of Shiga toxin from the intestine to extraintestinal tissues by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.


BS, Biology & Chemistry, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT