Hillary Figler

Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology and Infectious Disease

Research Summary

Identifying the interaction between the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and certain non-pathogenic E. coli. Through co-incubation, higher levels of Shiga toxin are produced than the pathogenic bacterium alone. Ultimately, this phenomenon could help us understand why some patients develop worse disease symptoms than others.

Graduate Advisor

Edward Dudley

Huck Institutes Affiliations