Morgan Timm (MSTP in PhD training)

  • Peoria, IL

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (2016)

  • Immunology

  • Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.

  • Adaptive immunity to urinary tract infection

  • m.timm@wustl.edu

Research

Urinary tract infections are among the most common human infections. One in two women will have a UTI in her lifetime, and 20-30% of women with acute UTI will have a recurrence within 6 months. A small proportion of women go on to have highly recurrent UTI, causing considerable distress to the patient and often leading to chronic antibiotic use. Although this phenomenon is well known, the factors that lead one woman to clear the infection and another to enter into a cycle of recurrence are not well understood. My project aims to investigate the role of the adaptive immune system in protection against recurrent & chronic UTI. Specifically, I am interested in the role of B and T cells in the formation of a memory response that allows UTI-experienced mice to stave off a secondary infection. I am also interested in investigating the role of vaginal colonization in rUTI and how this may influence the immune response in the bladder.  

Last Updated: 9/19/2019 9:40:42 PM

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