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Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar, "The interplay of metabolism and structure in microbial communities"

Oct 12, 2017 (Thu) | 12:15 PM -1:05 PM
James H. Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, Seminar Room S360 : Stanford, CA

Lunch to be served at 12:00 PM; seminar begins at 12:15 PM. Studies of signaling cascades can reveal important mechanisms driving multicellular development, but the models that emerge often lack critical links to environmental cues and metabolites. We study the effects of extra- and intracellular chemistry on biofilm morphogenesis in the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which produces oxidizing pigments called phenazines. Through these diverse approaches, we are developing a broad picture of the mechanisms and metabolites that exert an integrated influence over redox homeostasis in P. aeruginosa biofilms.

Department:  BioX

Contact: Cici Huber | 650-725-7472 | chuber@stanford.edu

Presenter(s):

  • Lars Dietrich Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia Univ.

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