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Research in my group is focused on the actinobacteria. These are a major bacterial clade in the 16S phylogenetic tree, contributing 10-30% of the prokaryotic flora in most environments. They are a group of high-GC Gram-positive bacteria whose members are of interest because of their huge industrial importance and because of their pathogenicity towards humans.
We use a range of techniques including molecular genetics, biochemistry, genomics, microscopy, mathematical modeling and bioinformatics.
Past or current institution affiliations
Senior lecturer in Microbiology
University of Strathclyde
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science
Signed reviews submitted for articles published in PeerJ Note that some articles may not have the review itself made public unless authors have made them open as well.
May 2, 2017
High diversity and suggested endemicity of culturable Actinobacteria in an extremely oligotrophic desert oasis
Hector Fernando Arocha-Garza, Ricardo Canales-Del Castillo, Luis E. Eguiarte, Valeria Souza, Susana De la Torre-Zavala
March 11, 2014
The role of transcriptional regulation in maintaining the availability of mycobacterial adenylate cyclases
Sarah J. Casey, Mica J. Ford, Michaela A. Gazdik