Research is in progress in the following areas:

  • Exploring antimicrobial peptide sequence and structural space.
  • Developing peptide-based inhibitors of essential bacterial functions.
  • Engineering single-chain antibodies to control microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions.
  • Studying interactions between skin, commensals, and pathogens.
  • Building cell-based systems for peptide/protein screening and delivery.
  • Engineering microbes to improve human performance.
  • Characterizing bacterial stress responses.