- 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.
- Microbial Cell Biology and Environmental Responses
- Microbial Interactions and Pathogenesis
- bacterial multicellular behavior