Miriam Golomb

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Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

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research description:
My laboratory studies the evolution and pathogenesis of Haemophilus influenzae, a gram-negative bacterium which causes diseases ranging from otitis media to meningitis. Nonencapsulated H. influenzae (NTHI) is an important cause of many respiratory illnesses, including those which complicate cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

In collaboration with Dr. Tom Phillips’ laboratory, I am currently investigating early events in NTHi colonization of respiratory cells, including function of the Lav protein of nonencapsulated H. influenzae, an outer membrane protein that belongs to a family of virulence-related autotransporters.
relevant courses:
BIO_SCI 3050 Genetics and Society