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Welcome to the laboratory of John Kirby, PhD, at The University of Iowa Department of Microbiology.
We are interested in chemosensory signal transduction systems that
regulate motility and development in the bacterial model organisms, Myxococcus xanthus and Bacillus subtilis.
Chemosensory systems are chemotaxis-like two component systems that
regulate a variety of cellular functions ranging from flagellar based
motility to sporulation.