Amanda Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego where she studied the biochemistry and genetics of O-acetyl modifications on the serotype III capsule of Group B Streptococcus. She then went on to do postdoctoral research on the pathogenesis of GBS in the lab of Victor Nizet. After beginning her own lab in 2009, she became fascinated by the vaginal microbiota and especially, a dysbiosis of the microbiota known as bacterial vaginosis (BV). Since then, her group has built several new mouse models to help identify the etiologic agents within the vaginal microbiota that cause BV and its health complications. Among other honors and accomplishments, Dr. Lewis has been the recipient of a Basil O'Connor Scholar award from the March of Dimes, a Young Glycoscientist award from the International Glycoconjugate Organization, and most recently, a Distinguished Investigator award from Washington University.
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