Developing New Technologies to Explore Bacterial Pathogenesis
Former Professor Erin Carlson’s research program focused on the development and application of new technologies to explore the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and identify potential therapeutic agents. To accomplish these goals, we work at the interface of chemistry and biology using techniques ranging from organic synthesis to mass spectrometry-based systems and methods common to biology. In particular, we are pursuing the development of new technologies for natural product discovery including innovative approaches for compound isolation and screening. We are also utilizing state of the art metabolomics and proteomics to map the biochemical pathways associated with bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance.