Microbial

Microbial
Cindy Arvidson

(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), Bacteriology; Regulation of virulence and gene expression in the pathogenic Neisseriae; mechanisms of action of probiotic Lactobacilli.arvidso3@msu.edu

Christoph Benning

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and DOE Plant Research Lab), Biosynthesis, turnover, trafficking and function of lipids in photosynthetic organisms; genetics, genomics and engineering of algae and plants.benning@msu.edu

Robin Buell

(Plant Biology), Genomics of plants and plant pathogens. buell@msu.edu

Dean DellaPenna

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Plant biochemistry, especially relating to phytochemicals of importance to human nutrition, and structural and functional aspects of the plant cell wall. dellapen@msu.edu

Danny Ducat

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and MSU/DOE Plant Research Lab) Molecular and synthetic biology approaches for the study of cyanobacterial core metabolism and redirection of photosynthetic pathways for the production of 'green' fuels and commodity products; mixed cyanobacteria-heterotroph microbial consortia. ducatdan@msu.edu

Yann Dufour

(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), Genetic basis of phenotypic diversity in bacterial social behavior, cell-to-cell signaling, and chemotaxis. dufourya@msu.edu

R. Michael Gravito

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Structure of membrane proteins involved in organelle biogenesis and division; protein crystallography. garavito@msu.edu

Kyung-Hwan Han

(Forestry), Molecular biology of secondary growth (i.e., wood formation) Transcriptional regulation of secondary wall biosynthesis Molecular biology of drought tolerance.hanky@msu.edu

Sheng Yang He

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular interactions between plants and pathogenic bacteria. hes@msu.edu

Lee Kroos

(Biochemistry and Microbiology), Gene expression during prokaryotic development.kroos@msu.edu

Min-Hao Kuo

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Mechanism of gene regulation via modifications of chromatin: cell cycle regulation of histone modifications in yest S. cerevisiae. kuom@msu.edu

Richard Lenski

(Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Integrative Biology), Genetics of evolving populations of bacteria. lenski@msu.edu

Linda Mansfield

(Microbiology & Molecular Genetics; and Large Animal Clinical Sciences), Comparative Enteric Diseases Laboratory - Our laboratory studies the enteric bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni.mansfie4@cvm.msu.edu

Martha Mulks

(Microbiology), Genetics and virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria. mulks@msu.edu

Claire Vieille

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Design, development, and characterization of enzyme and microbial industrial biocatalysts. vieille@msu.edu

Gemma Reguera

(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), Molecular genetics of microbial energy transduction: genetics and enviornmental engineering; applied microbiology for bioremediation, nanobiotechnology and bioenergy. reguera@msu.edu

Chris Waters

(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), The role of quorum sensing and chemical signaling in bacterial pathogenesis. watersc3@msu.edu