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Hesper Rego, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Contact Information

Hesper Rego, PhD

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Microbial Pathogenesis

    295 Congress Ave, BCMM 336D/337

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States

Research Summary

The Rego Lab uses a variety of techniques to investigate how individual bacteria create and maintain non-genetic sources of variability. This is an important survival mechanism for many bacteria and appears especially important for the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We use advanced imaging technologies, including super-resolution microscopy, fluorescent biosensors, high-throughput genetics, and traditional molecular biology to study mycobacterial heterogeneity on a single-cell level.

Research Interests

Bacteria; Cell Biology; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Single-Cell Analysis