Congratulations on All the Fantastic New Publications

Busy start to the summer.


Luxmi, R., Mains, R.E., Eipper, B.A., and King, S.M. (2022). Regulated processing and secretion of a peptide precursor in cilia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA in press.

Kristina N. Delgado, Jairo M. Montezuma-Rusca, Isabel C. Orbe, Melissa J. Caimano, Carson J. La Vake, Amit Luthra, Chris M. Hennelly, Fredrick N. Nindo, Jacob W. Meyer, Letitia D. Jones, Jonathan B. Parr, Juan C. Salazar, M. Anthony Moody, Justin D. Radolf, and Kelly L. Hawley, Extracellular loops of the Treponema pallidum FadL orthologs TP0856 and TP0858 elicit IgG antibodies and IgG+-specific B cells in the rabbit model of experimental syphilis, mBio (2022).


Trish Hare (Mok Lab) represented the UConn Dental School and participated in the Oral Health Sciences Graduate Programs in a Future and Diverse Workforce Symposium at the University of Michigan.

Wendy Mok gives a talk on bolstering the efficacy of topoisomerase inhibitors against antibiotic tolerant bacteria at the 50th Annual American Society for Chemistry Middle Atlantic Region Meeting (ACS-MARM) and at the Gordon Research Conference on Drug Resistance at Bryant College, RI.

Melissa Caimano, GRC Invited Speaker May 29, 2022. “Deciphering the RpoS Regulon and Regulatory Crosstalk in the Lyme Disease Spirochete throughout the Enzootic Cycle".

Peti, W. 6/9/2022; Yale University/Department of Pharmacology, Regulation of protein phosphatases (seminar presentation).

Other Activities

Melissa Caimano, elected Vice Chair for 2024 Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes.