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Illuminating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Exploitation of Environmental Ionic Cues During Infection

Apr292021

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Zoom (Audience limited to Tufts Members; please contact CIMAR@tufts.edu for more details.)

Levy CIMAR Science Lunch

Please join us on Thursday, April 29th, at noon for this month’s Levy CIMAR Science Meeting. We are excited to hear from the Levy CIMAR’s own Shumin Tan, PhD, on “Illuminating Mycobacterium tuberculosis exploitation of environmental ionic cues during infection.” Dr. Tan is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tan’s research centers on understanding how Mycobacterium tuberculosis exploits environmental cues to survive and grow in its host. Her lab uses macrophage and murine infection models, as well as novel fluorescent reporter Mtb strains that allow mechanistic studies in vitro. These strains further enable studies of Mtb responses in vivo at the level of the single bacterium.