Yvonne Sun, Ph.D.
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes illnesses with a high fatality rate immunocompromised and elderly individuals. It colonizes the human intestine, which contains low levels of oxygen but high levels of fermentation acids. This work investigates how that environment affects various aspects of Listeria pathogenesis. Based on these results, we can ascertain whether propionate supplementation can be explored as an effective method of protecting individuals from Listeria infection.
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Biology | Life Sciences
Abrams, Elizabeth A., "Understanding the Effects of Propionic Acid on Listeria monocytogenes Growth, Survival, and Virulence" (2017). Honors Theses. 98.