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1990s - Watnick

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Spring

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Paula I. Watnick, M.D. ’91, Ph.D., assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Medical Center in Boston, received the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology in December in Chicago. Watnick was given the award, which is sponsored by Merck U.S. Human Health, for her research on the environmental survival of Vibrio cholerae, the infectious agent responsible for cholera. Her genetic analysis of V. cholerae has advanced the understanding of bacterial evolution and the emergence of new pathogens and has defined environmental signals and regulatory genes that control the way V. cholerae attaches to surfaces, a process known as biofilm formation.