Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Cell-Shape Coordinates Type VI Secretion System Assembly and Contraction: Christopher S. Hayes, PhD

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cynthia Naugles   312.503.0489

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Microbiology-Immunology Seminar Series

Gram-negative bacteria commonly deploy type VI secretion systems (T6SS) to intoxicate neighboring competitors. The T6SS apparatus forms a contractile sheath that ejects complex payloads composed of many distinct protein toxins. Here, I outline a forward genetic screen to identify interesting mutations that influence T6SS dynamics. Collectively, these mutations suggest that cell size and shape are fundamental for the control of T6SS.

Christopher S.  Hayes, PhD

University of California, Santa Barbara

Host: Alan Hauser, MD, PhD


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