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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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Yeast Genetics and Biology

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/EidePic.jpg David Eide supervised_user_circle public

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

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

Diversity and evolution of yeast carbon metabolism

Image files/trainers/e_johnson.jpg Eric Johnson supervised_user_circle public

Clostridium botulinum and its toxins; food and industrial microbiology

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/pfleger_brian.jpg Brian Pfleger supervised_user_circle public

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

Image files/pictures/Sharp-headshot2.JPG Nathaniel Sharp supervised_user_circle public

Evolutionary genetics of spontaneous mutation