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Heather Feaga

Heather Feaga, Microbiology

The Feaga lab is focused on how bacteria maintain protein synthesis capacity under stress. We aim to identify factors that interact with the ribosome and prevent stalling, and to understand the impact of ribosome stalling on cell physiology. In particular, we are interested in how bacteria sense and responds to translation stress during developmental processes such as sporulation and germination.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Microbiology

Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Bacteria, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes