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I am interested in the mechanisms of bacterial genetic regulation, particularly as it controls the cell cycle and localization of proteins and molecular subsystems within the bacterial cell. My laboratory is closed now and I am emeritus faculty in the Department of Developmental Biology. Our research in previous years produced seminal papers that pointed out the stochastic nature of gene transcription and then showed through modeling and analysis the biological consequences of these phenomena. In collaboration with Lucy Shapiro's group we brought a multi-disciplinary approach to analysis of bacterial cell cycle regulation and control.