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Emily Woods

Current Status: M3

Graduate Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Previous Education: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rhodes College;  

Advisor(s): Shonna M. McBride, PhD;

Hometown: Boulder, CO


I enjoy hiking, baking/cooking, dancing and reading.


td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} Broadly, my main research interest is in antimicrobial resistance. During my time in the McBride lab, my research focused on the intestinal pathogen, Clostridium difficile, and how this bacterium interacts with and resists killing by host-produced antimicrobials. I investigated the role of an extracytoplasmic function sigma factor in regulation of resistance to the innate immune molecule, lysozyme. I discovered a novel global regulator, ClnR, which regulates the response of C. difficile to the host immune modulator, LL-37.


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