Michael Battaglia

Michael Battaglia.

Michael Battaglia

Michael Battaglia

BS ’18, biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University

Thesis Title

Staphylococcus aureus Invasion of Skin Keratinocytes and Mechanisms of Immune Clearance

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Research Description

My work focuses on the role of staphylococcal infections in the development and manifestations of autoimmune diseases. I am primarily attempting to ascertain autoimmunity results in increased susceptibility to skin infecitons by pathogens such as S aureus and if infection can promote further development of an autoimmune phenotype.

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