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School of MedicineUniversity of Washington • Box 357735 • 1705 NE Pacific St • Seattle WA 98195


Our laboratory is focused on how bacteria integrate diverse environmental signals and diverse metabolic modules to function at the whole cell level. We currently study:

  • Biofilms – the mechanisms by which the secondary messenger c-di-GMP modulates the switch between a planktonic and sessile lifestyle. And how environmental signals stimulate c-di-GMP formation

  • Novel acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing systems

  • Regulation of photosynthesis

  • Molecular determinants of survival in non-growing bacteria




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