Bacterial Communities and Biofilms

  • Bacterial communities (Ex: cdiGMP signaling, motility, social organization in biofilms)
  • Image processing, machine learning, application of ‘big data’ methods
  • Biofouling
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Immunity and Antimicrobials

  • Innate immunity and antimicrobial peptides
  • Antibiotic-resistant pathogens and antibiotic design
  • Transporter sequences and cell penetrating peptides for drug delivery
  • Budding and scission peptides in viruses
  • Autoimmune diseases (Ex: lupus, psoriasis)

Enabling Fundamental Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology

  • Protein-lipid interactions and membrane curvature generation (Ex: Apoptosis proteins and cancer therapeutics)
  • Synchrotron x-ray methods
  • Physical chemistry of solvation (Ex: femtosecond hydration dynamics of ions and surfaces)
  • Soft condensed matter physics of self-assembly (Ex: polymers, polyelectrolytes, membranes, liquid crystals, colloids, nanoparticles)

Where We Do Our Research

Links to Research Groups of Former Lab Members