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I am originally from Texas where I studied at Texas A&M University before moving to West Virginia University for graduate school. After postdoctoral training at East Carolina University, I moved to Blacksburg, VA where we started the lab at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
My interests are in all things related to bacterial pathogenesis, and I am particularly interested in the role that gene regulation plays in the ability of bacteria to sense, respond to, and cope with their environment. Our team is currently studying the impact of RNA-mediated gene control on the biology of Brucella abortus and Streptococcus suis, and we are using a wide variety of approaches to address fundamental questions about how these bacteria cause disease.

clay caswell, ph.d.

Principal Investigator

If you are interested in joining our team to study mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, please contact Clay to learn more about opportunities in our lab

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