"An experimental vaccine for chancroid"

When Nov 19, 2010
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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The Center for Infectious Diseases and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases co-sponsor a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

Leduc has been working in the field of Haemophilus ducreyi pathogenesis for the past 16 years, 13 of them developing a vaccine against chancroid. Her experience includes native and recombinant protein purification, study of serum resistance, the rabbit and swine experimental models of chancroid, and molecular biology. The research interests of her laboratory include the study of the pathogenesis of chancroid, and the development of a vaccine against this sexually transmitted genital ulcer diseaseducreyi.