• Multicellular behavior and bacterial domestication
  • Swarming motility
  • Bistability and motility development
  • Transition from motility to biofilm formation
  • Clutch control

Our research returns to the study of wild strains of B. subtilis and two of the multicellular behaviors that were lost during laboratory strain domestication: swarming motility and biofilm formation.

We study the mechanistic basis of the EpsE clutch protein and the consequence of clutch activity on biofilm formation.

Research areas:

  • Microbial Cell Biology and Environmental Responses
  • Microbial Interactions and Pathogenesis

Research Interests:

  • bacterial multicellular behavior
Biological Science
PhD, University of Georgia, 2000