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Tufts University School of Medicine

Peter Gwynne

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

peter gwynne

Peter Gwynne

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BSc, Biochemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
  • PhD, Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Research synopsis

My research focuses on Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease. Borrelia have a complex life cycle, being transmitted by blood between mice, ticks, and humans. This means that they have to adapt to a series of very different environments to persist in the environment and cause disease. I am studying the molecular mechanisms the bacterium uses to transition between the different hosts to help development of new vaccines and treatments.