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Department of Biology & Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts

 

We are a microbial molecular biology lab seeking to address basic research questions that hold the keys to advancements in human health and understanding of the natural world.

Our central goal is to understand the regulatory mechanisms that underlie mycobacterial stress tolerance. We combine genetics, genomics, transcriptomics and biochemistry to understand how mycobacteria respond to, and ultimately survive, stressful conditions.

Our guiding principles are curiosity, respect, and scientific rigor. Together we strive to push the boundaries of knowledge and advance our field for the ultimate benefit of humanity.

We are located in a broad multidisciplinary department in a collaborative science and engineering institution in the heart of the vibrant Massachusetts life sciences community.

Lab photo 2017