The Yan lab studies one of the fundamental questions in microbiology: how bacteria adapt to the various of environmental stresses. We currently focus on the mechanisms for enteric bacteria to adapt to the oxygen-deprived environment. Bacteria must overcome such environmental challenge during the transfer from free living states in food or water to animal gut. We aim to uncover the detailed signal transduction systems involved in the process and their physiological significance. We tackle these important and fundamental questions at the level of gene expression, coupled with approaches from biochemistry, chemistry, structure and bioinformatics.
The Yan lab, 2011-2012
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