Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group

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The following laboratories are interested in bacteriology:

Jorge Alvarez Research in the Alvarez lab is aiming to understand the biology of the Central Nervous System (CNS) barriers under homeostatic and inflammatory conditions. These barriers selectively restrict the molecular and cellular trafficking between the periphery and the CNS, but also serve as a signaling interface that actively regulates exchanges between both compartments. They are composed of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the blood-meningeal barrier (BMB) and the blood cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCB).
Andrew Binns Agrobacterum tumefaciens; host-pathogen interaction; type IV secretion
Dustin Brisson Disease ecology, molecular evolution, microbial ecology/ evolution, host-pathogen interaction
Igor Brodsky Host-pathogen interactions; bacterial pathogenesis; Yersinia; innate immunity
Frederic Bushman Metagenomic analysis of bacterial communities
Fevzi Daldal Photosynthetic and respiratory electron transfer pathways and structure, function and biogenesis of cytochrome complexes
Mark Goulian Bacterial regulatory networks; two-component signaling; antimicrobial peptides
Elizabeth Grice microbial genomics, metagenomics, wound healing, innate immunity, microbiome of skin in health and disease
Rahul Kohli Antimicrobial resistance; SOS pathway
Hyun (Michel) Koo Assembly principles and the virulence determinants of oral biofilms, as well as developing novel therapeutic approaches to prevent biofilm-dependent oral infectious diseases such as dental caries
Michael S. Marks Cell biology of host-pathogen interactions; innate immunity; phagocytosis; dendritic cell responses to bacteria; primary immunodeficiency disorders
Yvonne Paterson Tumor immunology; Listeria monocytogenes; vaccines against infectious and neoplastic disease
Paul Planet Evolution and ecology of bacterial pathogens.
Mechthild Pohlschroder Protein secretion; membrane protein insertion; archaea
Dieter Schifferli Escherichia coli and Salmonella pathogenesis; fimbriae; vaccines
Phillip Scott T helper cell subsets; IL-12; T cell memory; Leishmania
Hao Shen Bacterial pathogenesis and mechanisms of immune evasion; Listeria monocytogenes; Bacillus anthracis
Sunny Shin Immunnity against bacterial pathogens; bacterial pathogenesis; Legionella pneumophila
Joseph St. Geme, III Molecular and cellular determinants of bacterial pathogenicity, with a particular focus on Haemophilus influenzae and Kingella kingae
Joseph Zackular Clostridium difficile; Enterococcus; Gut microbiome; Host-pathogen interactions; Pathogen-microbiota interactions; Inflammatory Bowel DIsease; Colorectal cancer.
Jun (Jay) Zhu Quorum sensing; bacterial pathogenesis; Vibrio cholerae and virulence gene regulation; biofilms