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Chelsey M. VanDrisse

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D (2018) University of Georgia

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading causes of chronic infections due to its ability to form robust, antibiotic tolerant biofilms. It is therefore imperative to better understand bacterial physiology in order to discover new ways to dismantle biofilms and clear infections. Some questions we seek to answer include: 1. What is the chemical environment of chronic wounds and how does nutrient availability influence biofilm formation? 2. What are the regulatory requirements for biofilm formation and dispersal (with a focus on the process of acetylation) and 3. How can we take advantage the information we learn in our research to develop novel drugs for chronic infections?

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