Chelsey Skeete

Undergraduate Research Intern

The goal of my research project is to establish molecular genetic techniques in the upper respiratory tract commensal Dolosigranulum pigrum using plasmid-mediated and other techniques. D. pigrum is an organism that is associated with a healthy upper respiratory tract microbiota. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify and verify the genes responsible for D. pigrum's beneficial effect in the human nasal environment.