Kustu Lecture: Bacterial body building: mechanisms and consequences of Helicobacter pylori morphology

Wednesday February 05, 2020
Barker Hall
Nina Salama, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
About this event

Nina Salama studies Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacterium that infects half the world’s population and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer — the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Her team found that H. pylori’s unique corkscrew shape allows the bug to colonize the stomach by burrowing into the mucus lining where it is protected from the acidic environment. They found a set of...