Cluss Group

Research Interests:

The Cluss group studies the post-translational modification of proteins produced by Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiological agent of Lyme disease.


Techniques used:

  • Cultivation of B. burgdorferi
  • Cloning
  • Heterologous protein expression and purification
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Enzyme characterization
  • Immunochemical techniques
  • Inverse PCR
  • SDS-PAGE
  • Sequencing analysis

Lab Group:

  • Margret Weber ’18
  • Joseph Schindler ’18
  • Rebecca Freeman ’18