Jessica Krekhno

Jessica Krekhno

PhD candidate

Univeristy of British Columbia

Microbiology and Immunology

Jessica’s PhD project aims to characterize the cholesterol metabolic pathway in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium abscessus, two bacteria best known for being the causative agents of serious lung disease. This pathway plays an important role in bacterial growth and virulence and several enzymes involved in the cholesterol degradation pathway have been validated as drug targets. Jessica’s research will better expand our understanding of this process in order to aid in the pursuit of novel therapeutics.


  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium abscessus
  • Cholesterol Catabolism
  • Metabolomics
  • Enzymology


  • BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2018

    Trent University