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Dina Ghandour

Rates of Death in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infected Corneal Cells

This summer, I will be working with my post-doc researcher to attempt and study rates of cell death in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infected corneal epithelial cells. We will compare and contrast the different effects that different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have on the corneal cells to learn the details of how this bacteria enters, infects and kills cells. Because most of the research will now be remote, I will be working more on the data analysis portion of the research, studying microscope images and quantifying the data within them.

Message to Sponsor

Thank you so much for funding my summer 2020 research experience! Although most of it was remote, it let me learn about the data analysis side of microbiology, which is an aspect of research I am starting to consider as a career path. This program and the stipend you donated means so much to me!
  • Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Mentor: Suzanne Fleiszig, Optometry