Acute Diarrheal Illness Cholera

  • Bangladesh

Dr. Zhu is conducting research on Vibrio cholerae, which causes the acute diarrheal illness cholera. The project goal is to determine the various chemical signals that bacteria receive when infecting the human intestinal tract, and how these signals are converted into changes in gene expression. The current project in Bangladesh examines reactive oxygen species (ROS) responses during Vibrio cholerae infection.