VCU Molecular Biology and Genetics

Janina Lewis


Janina Lewis
Associate Professor; Philips Institute of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Degree: Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Research interest: Molecular approaches to elucidate the virulence factors of Gram-negative, anaerobic periodontopathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia. Current focus on the mechanisms of hemin/iron acquisition in these bacteria using whole genome approaches, as well as proteomic approaches to understand germination of Bacillus spp. spores.
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