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Dr Sean Booth

Bacteria are found in, and are key influencers of all environments on earth. Pseudomonas is particularly cool since it can do so many different things, including nucleating ice crystals, helping plants grow, infecting plants, cleaning up toxic waste and even causing deadly infections in humans. My research is focused on elucidating the diverse physiological functions that enable Pseudomonas species to thrive in so many different conditions.

My current project is focused on the weapon arsenal of P. aeruginosa. It has a type VI secretion system with many toxins, contact dependent inhibition, and, R- and S- pyocins. Why does it have so many weapons? Using molecular biology and microscopy I intend to find out!

Email: sean.booth|a.t|