Veterinary Microbiology 990 Seminar Series


Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Salahuddin Khan, Ph.D. Student, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, presents:

  Interaction between cpn60 subgroups of Gardnerella vaginalis


Mo Patterson, M.Sc. Student, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, presents:

Characterization of putative sialidase genes in Gardnerella vaginalis


Summary: Gardnerella vaginalis is considered a hallmark of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), a condition resulting from the imbalance of the vaginal microbiota. G. vaginalis has several virulence factors such as sialidase activity, biofilm formation and vaginolysin secretion. This bacterium is diverse with four distinct cpn60 subgroups: A, B, C, & D. Multiple subgroups of G. vaginalis colonize the vagina. However, these subgroups in the vaginal microbiome are not evenly abundant. One of the subgroups usually dominate the vaginal microbiome.  We are currently working to determine the interactions that are shaping the abundance of these subgroups in the vaginal microbiome. These presentations will highlight the interaction and diversity of these subgroups.  

Event Details

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
WCVM 2115
Seminar poster


Linda Nemeth, Graduate Programs Coordinator