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Bacterial Genetics and Microbiology

My laboratory focuses on two areas that attempt to understand how physiological processes are regulated. One area involves understanding the molecular and genetic events involved in the initiation of sporulation in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis.

A second area of interest is an examination of the frequency and diversity of bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) in the environment. These viruses may offer a relatively unexplored reservoir for novel genes that could play a role in altering host cell physiology and have practical biotechnological applications.

There are several ongoing projects in the laboratory that use current microbiological, biochemical and molecular techniques in which students can participate.

Website: http://berks.psu.edu/person/mysliwiec-tami
Number of undergraduates needed: 2- 3
Minimum qualifications: Biology 110, Biology 230W

Contact Info

Tami Mysliwiec
Luerssen 212C
Penn State Berks
610-396-6274
thm2@psu.edu
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