Cristina Colomer Winter



Advanced Concentration   Immunology & Microbiology   


  Jose Lemos, Ph.D.  


  Oral Biology  


  August 2015

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MS, Universitat De Barcelona, Barcelona, 2010; BS, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, 2009

Dissertation Research


Frank KL, Colomer-Winter C, Grindle SM, Lemos JA, Schlievert PM, Dunny GM. (2014) Transcriptome analysis of Enterococcus faecalis during mammalian infection shows cells undergo adaptation and exist in a Stringent Response state. PLoS One.;e115839.

Gaca AO, Colomer-Winter C, Lemos JA. (2015) Many means to a common end: the intricacies of (p)ppGpp metabolism and its control of bacterial homeostasis. J. Bacteriol.;197:1146-56.

Gaca AO, Kudrin P, Colomer-Winter C, Beljantseva J, Liu K, Anderson B, Wang JD, Rejman D, Potrykus K, Cashel M, Hauryliuk V, Lemos JA. (2015) From (p)ppGpp to (pp)pGpp: Characterization of Regulatory Effects of pGpp Synthesized by the Small Alarmone Synthetase of Enterococcus faecalis. J. Bacteriol.; 197:2908-19.

Colomer-Winter C, Gaca AO, Lemos JA. 2017. Association of Metal Homeostasis and (p)ppGpp Regulation in the Pathophysiology of Enterococcus faecalis. Infect. Immun. 85:e0026-17.

Abstracts Presented at Meetings

Cristina Colomer-Winter, Anthony O. Gaca, Jose A. Lemos. 2016. (p)ppGpp promotes virulence in Enterococcus faecalis through regulation of metal homeostasis. 8th ASM Conference on Streptococcal Genetics, Washington D.C. Poster.

Cristina Colomer-Winter, Anthony O Gaca, Jose A. Lemos. 2017. The association of metal homeostasis and (p)ppGpp regulation in the pathophysiology of Enterococcus faecalis. 19th International Conference on Bacilli and Gram-positive Bacteria, Berlin, Germany. Oral presentation.

Honors & Awards
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (2016-2018)

IDP Scholarship (2016-2018)