BBS graduate student (recipient of Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship)
B.S., Microbiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bacteria are surrounded by a mesh-like exoskeleton called peptidoglycan (PG) that is an important antibiotic target. I study how bacteria control synthesis of PG in hopes of identifying new ways to target PG synthesis with antibiotics. More specifically, I study regulation of Class A Penicillin Binding Proteins in the model organism Escherichia coli.