Our lab studies how cells process information. We are especially interested in understanding how decision-making processes are encoded within individual cells through feedback control.
We are also engineering bacteria for the production of biofuels. Specifically, our goal is to optimize the uptake and metabolism of C5/C6 sugars in bacteria by developing new genetic tools.
Investigating how the chemotaxis pathway in B. subtilis differs from that of the traditional chemotactic model system E. coli.
Developing a phenomenological model of neutrophil chemotaxis to investigate the cellular response to multiple chemoattractant gradients.
Using comparative genomics to predict DNA-protein interactions and inform the design of bacterial transcription factors.