Manduca sexta research

How Bath’s Manduca sexta colony helps us understand human disease

Dr Susanne Gebhard

We are currently running a pilot study to establish Manduca sexta as a host to investigate colonisation by the gut bacterium Enterococcus faecalis. In the long term, we plan to investigate how the bacteria respond to host defense systems in the gut and which genes are required for this.

Dr Gebhard's Research Profile