Palmer, Allison (Criss)

February 19, 2020 by seg2z@virginia.edu

Palmer, Allison (Criss)

Graduate Student

Research Interest:

My research focuses on the surface expressed Opa proteins of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Opa proteins bind to human CEACAMs, and I am particularly interested in the interaction of Opas  binding to CEACAMs on neutrophils. Not all Opa proteins bind all CEACAMs, so my interest is understanding how binding to different CEACAMs, or different combinations of CEACAMs, affects neutrophil activation and bacterial survival.