Using diverse experimental techniques, we investigate regulatory RNAs and RNA-binding proteins from Gram-positive bacteria
All organisms regulate the expression of their genes. Oftentimes, these genetic regulatory processes are responsive to specific chemical or physical cues. The overreaching goal of our laboratory is to discover new classes of regulatory elements and to reveal their underlying molecular mechanisms. More specifically, we investigate bacterial regulatory RNAs and the proteins that associate with them. This research provides key information about the biology of bacterial pathogens and gives inspiration for new synthetic biology tools.