The lab is looking for a postdoc with experience in bacterial genetic engineering or synthetic biology! You’ll be developing genetic tools for freshwater Actinobacteria, related to the light project. Please apply here or contact Julie for more information.
The Actinobacteria are growing respectably once again. I’m extracting DNA from these pellets so Janae can do some cloning, but the next experiment will be co-cultivation with Synechocystis.
This is Bacillus sp. S4, which makes antifungal compounds. Lab PhD alum Mengyin Yao isolated it, and Sarah Yannarell showed that it had antifungal activity. Next steps: a little further characterization of the antifungal compound in Nicole Donofrio’s lab, and genome sequencing!
UDaily highlighted work being done by Mike Rechsteiner (undergraduate research fellow) and Christine Chapman, in collaboration with Paul Imhoff’s lab group.