Microbiology & Genetics
As a microbiologist and geneticist, I am interested in what makes living things tick at the sub-cellular level. Every living thing is made up of cells, and what a cell can do depends on what proteins it makes--which is in turn determined by its DNA, the genetic "blueprint" for life. Geneticists seek to understand how the interplay of genes can lead to all the myriad functions of an organism. I find the study of bacteria most exciting: where all of this genetic complexity works within single-celled organisms of unmatched diversity and adaptability.
My Web site includes information on my research on protein repair in aging bacteria. My door is always open, so feel free to use the contact information at left!