Department Research & Teaching Overview
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Baculoviruses: Host-Virus Interactions
Molecular Microbial Ecology
Ecology and Physiology of Microorganisms in Anaerobic Ecosystems
Regulation of the Quorum Response in Bacillus subtilis
Senior Lecturer; Director of Microbiology Laboratory Teaching Services
Physiology and ecology of hyperthermophilic archaea; Geomicrobiology of geothermal environments
Lecturer; Applied Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory Instructor
Parasitology, the replication and repair of mitochondrial DNA (kinetoplast DNA network) in African trypanosomes
Regulation of Gene Expression in Yeast
Systems Biology Approach to Optimization of Bioremediation and Microbial Fuel Cells and Physiology and Ecology of Anaerobes
Mycobacterial Pathogenesis: Glycobiology, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology
Microbial Fuel Cells Biology
Microbial ecology of terrestrial and subterrestrial ecosystems
Molecular Evolution and Population Genomics of Arthropod-borne Microbial Pathogens
DNA Replication, Recombination and Cell Division in E. coli
Bacterial Cell Walls
Undergraduate Program Director
Entry, survival, and host range of the obligate intracellular pathogens, Chlamydiaceae
Lecturer; Manager, Genomics Resource Laboratory
Centralized facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to support research projects.
Characterization of membrane protein complexes in the cellulosic microbe Clostridium phytofermentans.
Elizabeth Vierling, Ph.D.
From Higher Plants to Pond Scum: Investigating the Chaperone Function of Small Heat Shock Proteins.
Host: Steve Sandler