Wecome to the Morgenstein Lab.
First a little information about myself:
I received a B.S. in Microbial Biology (honors) and a B.A. in Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley in 2006.
I received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Emory University in 2011.
I did a post-doc in the lab of Zemer Gitai at Princeton from 2011-2016.
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University.
My lab is interested in the interplay between the bacterial cytoskeleton, cell shape, and cell physiology. We mostly study the actin homolog MreB and look at how MreB is organized in the cell, how this leads to cell shape, and the consequences of perturbing the cytoskeleton. Previous work has examined how the protein RodZ helps to control MreB dynamics, localization, and polymerization.
For more information about current projects in the lab please see Research.