Group B Streptococcus

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborn babies, and common cause of preterm birth and stillbirth

GBS genotypes vary in their ability to attach to and invade different host tissues, and have distinct gene expression profiles following exposure to the tissues
(Korir et al., Infect Immun 2014).

Examining phenotypic variation among GBS genotypes in their ability to form biofilms and colonize host tissues. (Parker et al. BMC Microbiol 2016)

Molecular epidemiology of GBS collected from mothers and their newborn babies at multiple hospitals in Nigeria.

Examination of the protective effects of new therapeutics in preventing GBS pathogenesis.