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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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Image files/trainers/cza.jpg Caitilyn Allen supervised_user_circle public

Plant Pathology
Physiology and genetics of bacterial plant pathogens

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

Metabolic regulation in biofuels

Image files/trainers/barak.jpg Jeri Barak supervised_user_circle public

Plant Pathology
The biology of Salmonella enterica and pathogenic E. coli in association with plants.

Image files/trainers/burton6.jpg Briana Burton supervised_user_circle public

Molecular mechanisms of macromolecule transport across membranes.

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/trainers/golos_small.jpg Thaddeus (Ted) Golos supervised_user_circle public

Comparative Biosciences
Biology of the maternal-fetal interface, including pathogenesis of pregnancy loss with maternal infection with Listeria Monocytogenes.

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

Prokaryotic transcription/regulation of ribosome synthesis

Image files/trainers/c_kaspar.jpg Charles Kaspar supervised_user_circle public

Molecular and physiological basis of stress tolerance

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/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/f_rey.jpg Federico Rey supervised_user_circle public

Gut microbial metabolism and  human health

Image files/trainers/roden_e.jpg Eric Roden supervised_user_circle public

Geology and Geophysics
Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of soils and sediments; ecophysiologyof anaerobic respritory microorganisms

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/m_thomas.jpg Michael Thomas supervised_user_circle public

Biosynthesis of bacterial secondary metabolites

Image files/pictures/O-VIMG_1517.JPG Ophelia Venturelli supervised_user_circle public

Systems & synthetic biology of microbial consortia, design and anlysis of gene regulatory networks

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

Bacterial stress response, replication transcription conflict, genome stability