About This Project
Tularemia is a deadly disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (Ft). This bacterium is also a potential biological weapon. In order to develop cures, we need to know more about how Ft avoids the host immune system. For my senior thesis, I will use cockroaches (which have a strong immune system) to test my hypothesis about why certain chaperone proteins are required for disease. This may lead to better treatments in the future.
Recent Lab Notes From This Project
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
How is the environment affecting fungal pathogen abundance and incidence in leatherback sea turtle nests?
We will correlate environmental conditions and how they affect fungal pathogen abundance in leatherback...