My laboratory studies the regulation of expression of genetic transfer functions and the regulation of virulence in gram positive bacteria. We are especially interested in regulatory mechanisms involving cell-cell signaling by peptide mating pheromones. We also study several novel intracellular regulatory RNA molecules that control expression of genes involved in conjugative plasmid transfer. Additional projects in the lab are focused on functional genomics of enterococci, with special emphasis on biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance and virulence.Since the MICaB program began, I have trained 10 Ph students and 10 postdoctoral fellows.
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Minneapolis, MN 55455