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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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Nucleic Acid Structure and Function

Image files/trainers/ahlquist.sepia.jpg Paul Ahlquist supervised_user_circle public

Molecular Virology
Molecular mechanisms of viral replication host interactions and oncogenesis

Image files/trainers/mike_at_desk.jpg Michael Cox supervised_user_circle public

Molecular biology and enzymology of genetic recombination and DNA repair

Image files/trainers/keck_small.jpg James Keck supervised_user_circle public

Biomolecular Chemistry
Study the structure and function of proteins that are involved in multiple nucleic acid metabolic pathways

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

Transcriptional regulation/RNA polymerase structure and function

Image files/pictures/Dan_Loeb.jpg Dan Loeb supervised_user_circle public

Oncology and Virology
Hepatitis B viruses

Image files/trainers/mehle.png Andrew Mehle supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza virus polymerase

Image files/trainers/picture-68.jpg David Schwartz supervised_user_circle public

Development and application of new approaches of genomic science to important biological problems

Image files/trainers/j_wang.jpg Jade Wang supervised_user_circle public

Bacterial stress response, replication transcription conflict, genome stability

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

Small RNAs in bacteria