Welcome to the Burkholder Lab

The Burkholder lab investigates bacterial pathogenesis, strategies for mitigating infection, and food safety.  We are fascinated by the ways that pathogens and their hosts interact with and manipulate one another during infection, and we use tools of microbiology, cell and molecular biology and microscopy to study these processes.   In addition, we work closely with our Marine Science colleagues to study factors that influence microbiological safety of marine foods.