We investigate how bacteria cause disease and develop methods to control infection. Current projects include:

Peptide and protein antimicrobials

Peptides and proteins provide diverse and genetically encodable templates for antimicrobial discovery and engineering. We explore natural and synthetic peptides and proteins for their potential to control bacterial disease.

Bacterial pathogenesis

Bacteria use diverse mechanisms to d invade our bodies. We investigate how Gram-negative pathogens colonization our bodies, evade our immune system, and cause disease .

Discovery and delivery platforms

We develop platforms for the discovery and delivery of biologics (peptides, proteins, and antibodies) that can influence the growth and behavior of bacteria, and their ability to affect human health.