Victoria Carpenter

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Victoria Carpenter_MGM GRAD 2011MGM Graduate Student (2011)
272 Jones
Box 3054 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: 919-668-2450
Fax: 919-684-2790

Research Interests: Host microbe interactions

When I first came to Duke, I was very interested in signal transduction pathways. I came in through CMB which allowed me to pursue my interests in many different fields. I joined the lab of Raphael Valdivia where I really became interested in host microbe interactions. I now study the way Chlamydia trachomatis modifies its host via the secretion of bacterial proteins.

Outside of lab, I tend to spend my time doing a variety of things with my very spoiled dog Mendelynn. We are active hikers, swimmers, and runners and pretty much just enjoy being outside. Other than that I love to cook and bake and spend time reading and watching movies.