Kristofor Glinton, PhD

Author: Deborah Donahue

Kristofor Glinton

Congratulations Dr. Kristofor Glinton on Achieving Your PhD

Dr. Glinton focused on the interactions between the host fibrinolytic system and virulence factors associated with Group A Streptococcus. The ability of these bacteria to recruit fibrinolytic activity has been indicated in heightened virulence. The underlying mechanisms of this process will be explored, particularly the role of surface expressed M proteins binding to human fibrinogen.

His final thesis was titled “The Fibrinogen Dependent Interaction Between Group A Streptococcal M Protein and the Human Fibrinolytic System in Virulence.”

Dr. Glinton received a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in the department of Microbiology & Immunology.