Marianna Patrauchan, Ph.D.

Departmental Equity Advocate
PhD, 1995, Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Kiev
304A Life Sciences East
Tel: 405-744-8148

Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of calcium (Ca2+) signaling in bacterial physiology. Since Ca2+ regulates essential processes in eukaryotes, even slight abnormalities in cellular Ca2+ homeostasis are associated with many human diseases, including those caused by bacterial infections. We aim to characterize Ca2+ signal transduction cascades regulating virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a human pathogen causing severe chronic infections.

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