Nathan Fisher

Nathan Fisher

Jan 06, 2015

Group 6 Copy 26
0
    Please wait...

    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.
    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Can we identify spawning events in deepwater snappers and groupers?

    Nearshore deepwater fisheries are expanding in the Caribbean as coastal fisheries decline. Because deepwater...

    How are the repetitive circular DNA sequences present on chloroplasts created?

    The Inverted Sequence (IR) of some plants is one of well-known kind of special sequences. But, until now...

    Is mycelium clay a suitable replacement for large scale gypsum polymer structures?

    Myco-composites are sustainable and renewable alternatives to toxic petroleum plastics but require monitored...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 44 people