Bacterial Physiology

Faculty Name:
David Blair


Faculty College:


Project Description:

Our laboratory is pursuing several projects concerning bacterial physiology, especially motility. The work involves biochemical, genetic, and biophysical approaches, with the goal of understanding molecular mechanisms of bacterial movement, energy metabolism, and genetic control.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis

Student Role:

Initially, routine laboratory tasks such as pouring electrophoresis gels, glassware maintenance, etc.; evolving to the development of an independent project.

Student Benefits:

The student will gain a range of laboratorybench skills, with the potential to develop more fundamental skills in experimental design, hypothesis testing, and data analysis

Project Duration:

Projects are ongoing, typically over multiple years. Hours vary; minimum 15 h/week recommended.

Minimum Requirements:

Basic coursework in Biology and Chemistry.