Research/Areas of Interest:

Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of Lyme disease. This spirochete encodes more than 80 surface lipoproteins that mediate interactions with the host environment. I am modifying a B. burgdorferi expression library generated by Wolf Zuckert and coworkers that encompass the surface lipoproteome. I will screen the library to identify surface lipoproteins that promote interaction with host environment.


BS, Biology, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH