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BBE Special Seminar - Joseph Mougous | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10 am

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00am to 11:00am
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BBE Special Seminar

Speaker: Joseph Mougous

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Reception 9:30 am

Seminar 10 am

Broad 100

"Interbacterial antagonism: microscale warfare with macroscale implications"

Interbacterial antagonism is one of the most ancient and prolific biological processes on earth. Discovering the myriad mechanisms underlying this process and defining their physiological significance are primary focuses of my laboratory, and in this seminar I will highlight examples of our contributions in the area. This will include our discovery that the type VI secretion system mediates interbacterial antagonism via the delivery of a cocktail of mechanistically distinct toxins and our recent identification of a structurally novel antibacterial particle produced by Streptomyces and related Actinobacteria. I will also describe our work focused on deciphering the mechanistic basis for the epibiotic lifestyle of Patescibacteria, an ecologically and medically significant phylum of minute bacteria about which very little is understood.

For more information, please contact Tish Cheek by phone at 626-395-4952 or by email at [email protected].