Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Dr. Shelley Lusetti
- Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:10pm
- Chemistry & Biochemistry Building, Byker - view map
Prof. Shelley Lusetti (Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University) will present "Biochemical Approaches to Understanding the Role of the RecN Protein in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair."
The broad research interest of the Lusetti Lab is to define the cellular processes underlying chromosomal maintenance to expand the understanding of bacterial DNA damage response enzymes to combat the growing problem of acquired antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. They are also designing inhibitors specific to the central pathway responsible for antibiotic-induced mutagenesis leading to resistance conferring mutations in both pathogenic E. coli and S. aureus.
In addition to running her own research laboratory, Dr. Lusetti is Co-director of a RISE Graduate Training Program and PI and Director of New Mexico INBRE.