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Tufts University School of Medicine

Jennifer Helble

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

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Jennifer Helble

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Biochemistry, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, MA
  • PhD, Immunology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Research synopsis

Certain strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, vary in their ability to cause inflammation and/or innate immune tolerance. I am interested in understanding if there are any bacterial factors among the different strains that can induce inflammation or innate immune tolerance in mammalian hosts.