Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, UIowa;
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology and Infection, Institut Pasteur, Paris;
PhD Microbiology, UW–Madison;
M.S. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UW–Madison;
B.S. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UW–Madison
Her research program focuses on the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus with an emphasis on the contribution of enterotoxins and cytolysins to the pathophysiology of severe disease, including (but not limited to) sepsis, pneumonia, and infective endocarditis. The long-term goal of her research program is to dissect the S. aureus mechanisms leading to these life-threatening illnesses at the molecular, cellular and whole system level.