About Debra N Brunson
Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Idaho State University where she developed her interest in host pathogen interactions. She also received an master’s in biology from the University of North Florida, where she studied the impacts of outer membrane porin loss on the physiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Debra then joined the Lemos-Abranches lab in 2018 as a graduate student in the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at UF. Her current project is the characterization of iron transporters and interpreting the importance of iron homeostasis to virulence of Enterococcus faecalis.