Check out a recent paper by Michelle Clay and Jack Hammond about an oxygen-binding hemerythrin that contributes to microoxic fitness. Our data suggest that naturally occurring P. aeruginosa lasR mutants high levels of Mhr and other Anr regulated gene products contributes to increased microoxic fitness in comparison to otherwise isogenic LasR+ strains.
Kimberley Lewis contributed to an exciting comparison of how different strains in collaboration with Calvin Lee and Gerard Wong at UCLA. The paper is entitled Social cooperativity of bacteria during reversible surface attachment in young biofilms: a quantitative comparison of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14 and PAO1.
Adel Malek, a former student, just accepted a position as Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and Clinical and Public Health Microbiologist, Province of Newfoundland where he will do both clinical service and genomics research.
Kim successfully defended her PhD the day after her paper came out in the Biofilm issue of the Journal of Bacteriology!
Congratulations to Amy Biermann for being accepted into the Molecular Mycology Summer Course in Woods Hole. Furthermore, she received the Ronald K. Taylor Memorial Scholarship to support her tuition in the course!
Colleen’s paper is now out in JB. In this work, she described how the responses of P. aeruginosa to ethanol, a common metabolite produced by many microbes, is strongly influenced by growth stage and quorum sensing. This information provides insight into the complexities of microbe-microbe interactions.
A study by Colleen Harty, in collaboration with Georgia Doing, Dallas Mould, and Michelle Clay, presents a model for a Pseudomonas aeruginosa response to ethanol, a common metabolite produced by other microbes, that integrates other cues about nutrient availability and cell density. You can see the paper here.
We are excited to publish new work describing the extreme heterogeneity in a single gene in a Candida lusitaniae population from a single chronic lung infection. For more information, see
Congratulations to Rachel on a successful defense of her undergraduate thesis! The amazing thesis-themed cake was made by her graduate student mentor Michelle Clay. Rachel is now pursuing her PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle.
We aim to continue collaboration between our lab and the Greene Lab at Penn to use machine learning to better understand and, in the future, predict bacterial transcriptomes.
See the ad: http://www.greenelab.com/computational-microbiology-postdoc
The Dartmouth School of Graduate and Advanced studies is now named the Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies!