Microbial

Microbial
Cindy Arvidson
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
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
Robin Buell

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

Dean DellaPenna
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
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
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
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
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
Sheng Yang He

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

Lee Kroos
Lee Kroos

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

Min-Hao Kuo
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
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
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
Martha Mulks

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

Claire Vieille
Claire Vieille

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

Gemma Reguera
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

Jonathan Walton
Jonathan Walton

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Enzymes for biomass conversion; molecular genetics of fungal natural products. walton@msu.edu

Chris Waters
Chris Waters

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

Barry Williams
Barry Williams

(Integrative Biology; and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), The molecular basis of evolutionary diversification and stasis in yeasts. barryw@msu.edu