Understanding how metal ions traverse bacterial cell membranes

Project Details

Metal ions are essential for the cellular chemistry in every cell in all forms of life. Pathogenic bacteria scavenge their essential metals from the host environment to enable colonization and disease. The McDevitt lab is investigating the transport pathways that enable the uptake of these metals in bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

McDevitt laboratory

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

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