Understanding how metal ions traverse bacterial cell membranes
Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
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.
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