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John Helmann

John Helmann, Microbiology

We use Bacillus subtilis as a model system to characterize the bacterial stress responses elicited by metal ion limitation and excess during infection, and by host-produced antibiotics that interfere with integrity of the cell envelope. The resulting insights are relevant for understanding the mechanisms that allow bacterial cells (both beneficial and harmful) to adapt to the host environment.

Title: Professor

Department: Microbiology

Roles: Faculty, Potential MFF (REU) Host, Potential Postdoc Mentor

Research Areas: Agriculture Research, Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Plant Hosts