Eddy Cruz

Position title: DVM/PhD Student

Eddy completed his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, where he majored in microbiology. Currently, he is enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD program here at UW-Madison. He is working on a project aimed at investigating how intestinal sulfur metabolites influence the ability of Salmonella to survive and thrive in the gut.  Broadly, he is interested in how enteric pathogens respond to and manipulate mammalian physiology to potentiate disease. He enjoys working with non-typhoidal Salmonella because of the versatility and breadth of responses that Salmonella utilize in order to colonize such a wide host range.