Dept. of Microbiology
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(2020-05-07)Salmonella must rapidly adapt to various niches in the host during infection. Relevant virulence factors must be appropriately induced, and systems that are detrimental in a particular environment must be turned off. ...
Elucidating the mechanisms by which the human pathogen staphylococcus aureus resists host-imposed zinc starvation (2020-05-06)During infection, the host sequesters essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, and manganese in order to prevent pathogens from obtaining them, a process termed nutritional immunity. In response, bacterial pathogens such ...
(2020-01-23)This project aims to understand the physiological role of the small RNA (sRNA) RydC and the signals controlling RydC production. RydC was previously shown to stabilize cfa (cyclopropane fatty acid synthase) mRNA, resulting ...
(2019-12-13)The sequestration of essential nutrients from pathogens is a key component in the vertebrate immune response. One aspect of this defense, known as nutritional immunity, is the sequestration of the essential metals manganese ...
A combinatorial approach for improved target prediction, validation, and characterization of small RNAs in Escherichia coli (2019-11-15)Bacterial small RNAs (sRNAs) are involved in regulating targets involved in various processes in the cell, including stress responses and metabolic processes. As RNA regulators that are degraded rapidly, they are ideal for ...