Christine Suetterlin Receives New Grant to Study a Prevalent Bacterial Pathogen
Developmental and Cellular Biology Professor Christine Suetterlin is the Primary Investigator on a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Together with Professor Ming Tan from the School of Medicine, the researchers will study the pathogenic bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) during its infection of human cells. This intracellular infection causes multiple effects on its host cell, including alterations that may contribute to infertility and cervical cancer in Chlamydia-infected individuals. This study may lead to novel therapeutic strategies against Chlamydia infection.