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Criss

We explore the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of the obligate human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae.  The insights gleaned from these studies will facilitate our understanding of how the innate immune system defends against infection, how pathogens exploit mucosal defenses to aid in colonization and transmission, and how the structure-function relationship of pathogen-associated surface proteins modulates the infection process. 

First Name: 
Alison
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Email: 
akc2r@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
akc2r
Phone: 
(434) 243-3561
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Degrees: 

B.A. Biology & Chemistry, Williams College, 1995,Ph.D. Cell & Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 2001,Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University, 2002-2008,

Classification: 
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Topical Area: 
Biomedicine
Research Interests: 

Host-pathogen interactions

Signal transduction

Function, structure, and dynamics of membrane proteins

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