Lynmarie Thompson

Thompson Lab

Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts
The Thompson lab studies Transmembrane signaling by chemotaxis receptors using solid state NMR

Brian Crane

The Crane Group

The Crane group studies structure, function and mechanism of protein systems that underlie signal transduction.

Sandy Parkinson

Parkinson Lab

Department of Biology, University of Utah
The Parkinson Lab studies the chemotactic behavior of E. coli to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that cells use to detect and process information about their chemical environment.

Ebbe Sloth Anderson

Andersen Lab

Aarhus Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
The Andersen lab develop DNA and RNA nanostructures for applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and synthetic biology.

Dennis Claessen

The Classen Lab

Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University
The Claessen lab addresses fundamental questions related to multicellular growth and development in filamentous bacteria called streptomycetes.

Gilles van Wezel

Professor of Molecular Biotechnology and Scientific Director

Leiden University
The focus of the van Wezel lab is to provide novel insight into the complex regulatory pathways that control growth, development and antibiotic production of filamentous actinomycetes, and apply this knowledge for improved commercialization of these important industrial microorganisms.

Annemarie Meijer


The Meijer lab is interested in the immunobiology of host-pathogen interactions and work with zebrafish models for infection with intracellular bacterial pathogens, like Mycobacteria and Salmonella, to study mechanisms of host defense.

Stan J.J. Brouns

Associate Professor

The Brouns lab is interested in the interaction between microbes and bacteriophages.

Margaret McFall-Ngai

Professor, Director PBRC

The McFall-Ngai lab studies host responses to interactions with beneficial microbes.

Alecia N. Septer

Assistant Professor

The Septer lab studies how interbacterial competition impacts community structure and function in marine ecosystems.

Edward Ruby


The Ruby group studies the behavioral, physiological and molecular events that characterize the bacterial colonization of animal epithelial tissue.

Melanie Blokesch

Associate Professor

The Blokesch lab is interested in the environmental lifestyle of pathogenic bacteria and their evolvability. They focus primarily on Vibrio cholerae due to its dual lifestyle as the causative agent of cholera and as a common member of aquatic habitats.