Pathogenicity of Gram-negative Pathogens.

Neil R. Baker baker.2@osu.edu Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1975. Pathogenicity of gram-negative pathogens. My research is primarily concerned with secondary pathogens of the respiratory tract. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, has been of particular concern because of the high mortality rates associated with hospital-acquired infections and the high incidence in cystic

Microbial Genomics, Emphasizing the Molecular Biology of Polysaccharide Degradation and Bacterial Adhesion to Plant Surfaces.

Mark Morrison morrison.234@osu.edu Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Illionois, 1991 Microbial genomics, emphasizing the molecular biology of polysaccharide degradation and bacterial adhesion to plant surfaces. An obligatory step in cellulose degradation by anaerobic bacteria is the adhesion of the bacterium to the polysaccharide. In many anaerobic bacteria the adhesion protein,

Associate Professor

Juan D. Alfonzo alfonzo.1@osu.edu B.S., Indiana University- Bloomington, IN Ph.D., Indiana University- Bloomington, IN Post-doctoral Research, University of California, Los Angeles The Alfonzo Lab Editing & Modification of tRNA: Roles in Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Disease. We are interested in RNA processing events that are unique to trypanosomes and could be

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Ecology, Archaea.

  F. Robert Tabita Professor; Ohio Eminent Scholar of Microbiology Professor, Natural Resources Professor, Plant Biology Director, Plant-Microbe Genomics Facility Director, Plant Molecular Biology/Biotechnology Program Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1971.   Biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular ecology, archaea. My laboratory is concerned with the molecular regulation, biochemistry,and enzymology of carbon dioxide assimilation. 

Study of Bacterial Gene

Study of bacterial gene expression heavily relies on E. coli-based in vivo and in vitro systems with RNA polymerase at their core. Although methods utilizing RNA polymerase assembled from individually expressed subunits or single-subunit expression vectors have met with considerable success, our experience indicates that co-overexpression vectors, featuring most or

Jessica Dyszel

Jessica Dyszel I received my Bachelors degree in microbiology from Southern Illinois University. As an undergraduate I worked in an independent food-testing laboratory assisting in research projects and performing routine testing. Working as a laboratory technician furthered my interest in microbiology and prompted me to attend graduate school. When searching

Environmental and Industrial Microbiology

Olli H. Tuovinen tuovinen.1@osu.edu Professor Ph.D., University of London, 1973 Environmental and Industrial Microbiology. Several projects are underway in my laboratory that combine microbial metabolism and ecology with environmental disciplines. Examples of current studies include (1) the biodegradation of pesticides and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, (2) microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of

Understanding the Relationship Between Ribosome Structure and Function

  Kurt Fredrick fredrick.5@osu.edu Assistant Professor B.A. Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1992 Ph.D. Microbiology, Cornell University, 1997 Postdoctoral research, University of California Santa Cruz, 1997-2003   We are interested in how the ribosome works. The ribosome is a large (~2.5 MDa), two-subunit, RNA-based machine that translates the genetic code in

Associate Professor Of Microbiology

Brian Ahmer Ahmer Dot 1 At Osu Dot Edu B.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., Washington State University Post-doc with Fred Heffron at Oregon Health Sciences University Associate Professor Of Microbiology Detection of other microbial species and the host environment by Salmonella. We are studying metabolic and environmental inputs to virulence

Immune mechanisms that determine outcome of “New world” cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.

Abhay Satoskar satoskar.2@osu.edu Lab page Associate Professor M.B.B.S., University of Bombay (India), 1989 M.D., University of Bombay (India), 1992 PhD., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (U.K.), 1996 Immune mechanisms that determine outcome of “New world” cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. The leishmaniases comprise several diseases caused by intracellular protozoan parasites belonging to