Our laboratory is focused on genome-wide protein expression studies of prokaryotes, microbial communities and host interactions. We are interested in two broad areas of research: organisms related to human oral health and disease, and environmental microbiology. Organisms of particular long-term research interest include Porphyromonas gingivalis and its microbial community interaction partners, and the methanogenic Archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Our primary expertise is in proteomics, capillary separations, biological mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. We also use next-generation sequencing (RNA-Seq) as a primary research tool. We are funded through the NIH NIDCR , the DOE, the NSF, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Engineering.
Coincident with Dr. Hackett's and Dr. Wang's retirement from the UW, the Center for Microbial Proteomics has ceased operation effective June 15, 2018.