Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Okumura teaches Introduction of Cell and Molecular Biology and Cell Biology.
- CONTACT: Office: Bioscience 204 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (323) 259-2698
Education: B.A. Pomona College; Ph.D. UCLA
Okumura's research focuses on host-pathogen interactions. Specifically, she studies cell biologic responses to infectious bacteria using a variety of molecular and genetic approaches. Her research examines diverse processes of the host cell such as gene regulation, signal transduction, apoptosis and autophagy in the response to infections produced by the bacterial pathogens Group A Streptococcus and Straphylococcus aureus.