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Chris Peritore-Galve, PhD
Alumni, Mentor Lead Contact
Chris is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. He works in the lab of Dr. Borden Lacy studying interactions between toxins produced by the bacterial pathogen Clostridioides difficile and the colon. He earned his Bachelor's in Biology from the University of Missouri in 2015, and went on to earn a PhD in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University, where he stoked his passion for Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. He grew up between Columbia, Missouri and Mexico City. Chris is dedicated to improving academic environments for future scientists from historically marginalized backgrounds and strives to help others achieve their academic goals through mentorship and guidance.