Allison Eberly

Allison Eberly

Chestnut Hill College

Maria Hadjifrangiskou lab

The primary causative agent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), a Gram-negative facultative anaerobe that can form biofilms on catheter material, urinary tract tissues, and within bladder epithelial cells. My project is focused on dissecting the role of cytochrome bd oxidase in biofilm formation, as well as perform transposon mutagenesis and screen to find oxygen-dependent factors that control biofilm formation.