Student working on a research project.

The Impact Of Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicles On Host Cell Function

Many bacteria produce outer membrane vesicles (OMV) naturally as part of growth, but also considered important virulence factors. OMVs are known to play a role in bacterial adherence, delivery of virulence factors and disease propagation. We are interested in studying the biogenesis of OMVs from oral bacterial species including Treponema denticola as well as the interaction of OMVs with host immune and resident cells.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Microbiology, Oral Biology, Cell biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Laboratory experience desired but not required. Students should have basic biology or biomedical understanding
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Michelle Visser
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Oral Biology
Office: Foster Hall, Room 320
Phone: 829-3943