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Dr. Testerman received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (now Anschutz Medical Campus). She subsequently performed postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She has used her training in bacterial physiology to determine H. pylori growth requirements and iron acquisition mechanisms and has developed new media and methods for culturing Helicobacter species, as well as novel species from human peritoneal tumors. Dr. Testerman currently studies the roles of Helicobacter pylori and other bacterial species in gastrointestinal diseases and cancers, including gastritis, colitis, gastric adenocarcinoma, colorectal adenocarcinoma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. These studies include elucidation of host-pathogen interactions that lead to tumor-promoting changes in epithelial cells and the immune system. Dr. Testerman also investigates the mechanisms through which a broccoli-derived compound, indole-3-carbinol, reduces the severity of colitis and protects against gastric and colorectal cancers.