Kendall, Melissa M.
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
- PhD, Environmental Sciences and Resources: Microbiology, Portland State University
Bacterial cell signaling, host-pathogen interactions, intestinal pathogens
My research examines signaling pathways that enable bacterial pathogens to sense and adapt to specific niches within a host to cause disease. Our research focuses mainly on the intestinal pathogens, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.
This research will improve our understanding of basic bacterial physiology and may lead to the development of anti-virulence therapies to treat infectious diseases.