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.
B.A. Biology & Chemistry, Williams College, 1995,Ph.D. Cell & Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 2001,Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University, 2002-2008,
Function, structure, and dynamics of membrane proteins