mleroux

Student Profile

First Name: 
Michele
Last Name: 
LeRoux
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Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Microbiology
MCB Entry Quarter: 
Autumn
MCB Entry Year: 
2009
Mail/Box #: 

357735

Phone: 
(206) 685-6740
Address: 

1705 NE Pacific St

Seattle, WA 98195

Lab Information
Advisor: 
Lab Location: 
J-136, HSB
Lab Phone #: 
(206) 685-6740
Research
Research Summary: 

Type VI secretion systems (T6SS) are complex molecular machines uses by bacteria to deliver effector proteins–often toxins–directly into other cells or their environments. The Mougous lab is interested in both understanding the mechanism of T6SS-mediated interbacterial interactions as well as the role they might play in the environment. I use a combination of population-level co-culture assays and single-cell time-lapse fluorescence microscopy methods to further characterize these interbacterial interactions using the HSI-I T6SS of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model.

Areas of Interest: 
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Publications: 
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Academic Information
TA/Out Reach
Class/Activity: 
Micro 431
Quarter: 
Winter
Year: 
2011
Class/Activity: 
Biol 200
Quarter: 
Spring
Year: 
2011