Bryan DaviesAssistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences
Main Office:NMS 3.316
Pathogenic bacteria make news headlines daily. From hospital outbreaks, to tainted food and water sources, to the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, we are constantly aware of the impact these microbes have on our health and well-being. The Davies lab aims to understand the molecular mechanisms used by pathogenic bacteria to cause disease and to exploit this knowledge for the development of preventative and therapeutic options.
The Davies lab is currently focused on three areas of research:
- The molecular mechanisms that allow pathogenic bacteria to persist and spread to new patients in hospitals.
- Control and mobility of genetic elements that spread antibiotic resistance and virulence factors.
- Development of high-throughput methods for antimicrobial discovery and development.