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Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Clostridioides Difficile

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please join this IMB Seminar Series presented by Rita Tamayo, PhD, "Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Clostridioides difficile".

IMB students are required to attend. Faculty are encouraged to attend.

Rita Tamayo, PhD
Rita Tamayo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Tamayo Lab studies how facultative pathogenic bacteria adapt to disparate and changing extracellular conditions. Specifically, we are interested in a bacterial second messenger that transmits signals received at the cell surface to control a wide variety of adaptive responses. This signaling molecule, c-di-GMP, is ubiquitous in bacteria and regulates the switch between motile and non-motile lifestyles in many species. In many cases, the non-motile phase involves development of a microbial community called a biofilm. In some bacterial pathogens, c-di-GMP regulates virulence factor production as well.

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:00am
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University of Arizona Health Sciences
College of Medicine – Tucson


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College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Immunobiology