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Michael  B.  Francis

Michael B. Francis


M.S. in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

Current position

Graduate student, Department of Biology, TEXAS A&M University


  1. Francis, M. B., Allen, C. A., Shrestha, R. and Sorg, J. A. (2013). Bile acid recognition by the Clostridium difficile germinant receptor, CspC, is important for establishing infection. PLoS Pathog 9(5): e1003356.
  2. Francis, M. B., Allen, C. A. and Sorg, J. A. (2013). Muricholic acids inhibit Clostridium difficile spore germination and growth. PLoS One 8(9): e73653.
Protocols by Michael B. Francis
  1. Virulence Studies of Clostridium difficile
  2. EMS Mutagenesis of Clostridium difficile to Identify Strains with Germination-null Phenotypes