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Fillman, Christy L. Senior Instructor

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Research

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  • Bacteriophage are viruses that infect bacteria. Phage are specific to the type of bacteria they infect. The mycobacteriophage, which are used as a model, are phage that were isolated using Mycobacterium smegmatis as a host. Some species of Mycobacterium are pathogenic to humans, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium lepera, which cause tuberculosis and leprosy respectively. Many mycobacteriophage that infect M. smegmatis can also infect M. tuberculosis and/or M. lepera. These studies could lead to a greater understanding of the complex nature of mycobacteriophage biology and their potential use in treating disease. Current projects include characterization of temperate mycobacteriophage, designing a method to place phage into clusters based on analysis of structural proteins, and characterizing mycobacteriophage inteins.

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  • bacteriophage genomics

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Teaching

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  • MCDB 1161 From Dirt to DNA: Phage Genomics Laboratory I (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 2152 Problem Solving Co-Seminars for Genetics (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 2161 From DNA to Genes, Phage Genomics Laboratory II (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 1161 From Dirt to DNA: Phage Genomics Laboratory I (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 2150 Principles of Genetics (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 2152 Problem Solving Co-Seminars for Genetics (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 2161 From DNA to Genes, Phage Genomics Laboratory II (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 1161 From Dirt to DNA: Phage Genomics Laboratory I (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 2152 Problem Solving Co-Seminars for Genetics (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 2161 From DNA to Genes, Phage Genomics Laboratory II (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Spring 2018)

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