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    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

    Fluorescence microscopy reveals how bacteria do amazing things!

    Agrobacteria
    Above are Images of Agrobacteria that are visible by fluorescence microscopy.

    Dr. Zambryski's lab studies a particular bacterium, called Agrobacterium that serves as a model system to understand how bacteria 1) export molecules into plant and animal cells to cause disease, and 2) grow and divide. Once we know the fundamental biology and details of how these things happen, then the long term goal is to design new medicines to block bacterial infections.

    Dr. Zambryski

    Dr. Pat Zambryski received her undergraduate degree from McGill University (Montreal), her Ph. D from the University of Colorado (Boulder), and performed postdoctoral studies at the University of San Francisco. She was a senior scientist at the University of Gent (Belgium) and is now a professor at the University of California Berkeley in Plant and Microbial Biology.


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