Gayatri Vedantam

Associate Professor

Research in the Vedantam laboratory is focused on Clostridium difficile, a CDC “Urgent Threat” pathogen. Current projects are focused on understanding C. difficile colonization at the molecular level, with a specific goal of targeting early bacterial establishment as a mechanism for disease prevention. Molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics and proteomics techniques as well as several in vivo models are all heavily employed for this research effort. In addition, the Vedantam laboratory also performs C. difficile disease surveillance and clinical strain typing in several Tucson-area hospitals.

Research Interests: 

Research in the Vedantam laboratory is focused on Clostridium difficile, a CDC “Urgent Threat” pathogen. Current projects are focused on understanding C. difficile colonization at the molecular level, with a specific goal of targeting early bacterial establishment as a mechanism for disease prevention. Molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics and proteomics techniques as well as several in vivo models are all heavily employed for this research effort. In addition, the Vedantam laboratory also performs C. difficile disease surveillance and clinical strain typing in several Tucson-area hospitals.