Microbiology

MicrobiologyMicrobiology is a prominent and comprehensive discipline that is fundamental to the life sciences and has tremendous influence and potential in many scientific fields. Microbiology research at KU includes infectious diseases and immune responses, alternative methods for energy production and waste recycling, and new drug development - among many other areas. In addition to gaining a thorough understanding of Microbiology, graduate research in this discipline provides experiences in other disciplines ranging from Biochemistry to Cell Biology to Genetics.

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Professor, Chancellors Club Teaching Professor
(785) 864-4007
7035 Haworth

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

Associate Professor
(785) 864-4328
8035 Haworth

Regulation of cell shape in nematode tubule formation.

Dr. Josie Chandler
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-5329
7041 Haworth Hall

Mechanisms and Role of Social Behavior in Bacteria

Dr. David Davido
Associate Professor
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Ph.D., 1998, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, Postdoctoral, 1999-2004
(785) 864-4923
4023 Haworth

NMR of molecular interactions in pathogenesis.

Dr. Susan M. Egan
Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences
(785) 864-4294
8031 Haworth (Lab office)
Dr. Lynn Hancock
Associate Professor
785-864-6859
8047 Haworth

Mechanisms of pathogenesis for Enterococcus

Dr. P. Scott Hefty
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Studies Director
(785) 864-5392
8051 Haworth

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Audrey Lamb
Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1998, Post doctoral fellow, Northwestern University, 1998-2002
785-864-5075
5060 Haworth Hall

Structural and functional analysis of enzymes associated with iron uptake.

Dr. Berl Oakley
Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
(785) 864-8170
7050 Haworth

Mitosis, gamma-tubulin function, cell cycle regulation and fungal secondary metabolites.

Dr. Dean Stetler
Associate Professor
(785) 864-3549
3043 Haworth

Autoimmunity; Development of therapeutic reagents for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Dr. Liang Tang
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5838
8041 Haworth

Structure, assembly, and dynamics of molecular complexes in viruses and bacteria.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.


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