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Selected Research Areas

MDTP trainer laboratories pursue investigations on a range of scientific research topics related to microbiology. Classifications are inevitably somewhat arbitrary, following are some of the subdisciplines covered by MDTP faculty with links to lists of trainers working in those areas. Each area page will provide brief research descriptions for each trainer and a link to his or her website. This information is by no means exhaustive, but is intended to convey a sense of research breadth in the MDTP, and of focused research strength in fifteen areas.

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Gene Regulation

Image files/trainers/d_amador-noguez.jpg Daniel Amador-Noguez supervised_user_circle public

Metabolic regulation in biofuels

Image files/trainers/t_donohue.jpg Timothy Donohue supervised_user_circle public

bacterial renewable energy strategies

Image files/trainers/EidePic.jpg David Eide supervised_user_circle public

Nutritional Sciences
Nutritional genomics and molecular responses to changes in nutrient status

Image files/pictures/Elfeinbein.jpg Johanna Elfenbein supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms of Salmonella gut colonization and transmission

Image files/trainers/picture-37.jpg Audrey Gasch supervised_user_circle public

Genomic expression in fungi

Image files/trainers/r_gourse.jpg Richard Gourse supervised_user_circle public

Prokaryotic transcription/regulation of ribosome synthesis

Image files/trainers/Hittinger.jpg Chris Hittinger supervised_user_circle public

Diversity and evolution of yeast carbon metabolism

Image files/pictures/Hryckowian.jpg Andrew Hryckowian supervised_user_circle public

Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Gut microbiome-host interactions with specific foci on diet, bacteriophages, and bacterial pathogens.

Image files/trainers/kenney.jpg Shannon Kenney supervised_user_circle public

Epstein-Barr virus pathogenesis and treatment

Image files/trainers/kiley_small.jpg Patricia Kiley supervised_user_circle public

Biomolecular Chemistry
Transcriptional control of anaerobic gene expression in E. coli

Image files/trainers/knoll.jpg Laura Knoll supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of development and pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii

Image files/trainers/landick.jpg Robert Landick supervised_user_circle public

Transcriptional regulation/RNA polymerase structure and function

Image files/trainers/mcclean_megan.png Megan McClean supervised_user_circle public

Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidic and optogenetic tools for studying microbial signal processing

Image files/trainers/mcmahon_katherine-1.jpg Katherine McMahon supervised_user_circle public

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology

Image files/pictures/Donna-Neumann-1-248x300.jpeg Donna Neumann supervised_user_circle public

Opthalmology and Visual Sciences
Epigenetic and 3-dimensional chromatin control of Herpesvirus transcriptional programs

Image files/pictures/jpeters2.jpg Jason Peters supervised_user_circle public

CRISPR-based functional genomics in pathogenic bacteria

Image files/trainers/pfleger_brian.jpg Brian Pfleger supervised_user_circle public

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Synthetic Biology -- Metabolic Engineering -- Biotechnology -- Protein Engineering -- Natural Products

Image files/trainers/reed_jennifer.jpg Jennie Reed supervised_user_circle public

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Metabolic and regulatory models of organisms involved in bioremediation bioenergy and pharmaceutical applications

Image files/trainers/SushmitaRoy.png Sushmita Roy supervised_user_circle public

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, WID systems biology
Inference and analysis of structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks. Statistical models for network-based genomic data integration

Image files/trainers/sauer.png John-Demian (JD) Sauer supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial Pathogensis

Image files/trainers/g_suen.jpg Garret Suen supervised_user_circle public

Symbiotic microbes and microbial communities associated with herbivores deconstruct of plant biomass

Image files/trainers/talaat-a.jpg Adel Talaat supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Functional genomics for understanding the molecular pathogenesis of tuberculosis and paratuberculosis

Image files/trainers/k_wassarman.jpg Karen Wassarman supervised_user_circle public

Small RNAs in bacteria

Image files/trainers/woods.jpg Jon Woods supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Pathogenic mechanisms host-parasite interactions and environmental and virulence-associated gene regulation of the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum

Image files/trainers/yoshinot.jpg Timothy Yoshino supervised_user_circle public

Animal Health & Biomedical Sciences/Pathobiological Sciences
Cellular and molecular biology of schistosome blood fluke-snail host interactions

Image files/trainers/j_yu.jpg Jaehyuk Yu supervised_user_circle public

Fungi and mycotoxins: Molecular genetics of asexual sporulation and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous fungi