Fraser Davidson

Fraser W Davidson


Summary

Master's student currently studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Biotechnology Genetics Genomics Microbiology Molecular Biology

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Master's Student

Memorial University of Newfoundland
May 2015
Biology
I am currently studying two animal pathogens, Klebsiella variicola and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map). K. variicola is one of the organisms capable of causing bovine mastitis and Map is the causative agent of Johne's disease. Both diseases lead to significant losses in the dairy industry due to loss of productivity and premature culling of the affected animals. I focus mainly on comparative genomics and genetic manipulation in my project.

Honour's Student

Memorial University of Newfoundland
May 2014 - April 2015
Biology
As an Honour's student I studied the organism Rhodobacter capsulatus which is known to produce defective phage-like particles called gene transfer agents (GTAs). My project focused on two genes rcc02361 and rcc0042 which are potential regulators of the production of GTAs.

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