Brandon receives Chancellor’s Award of Distinction

CONGRATULATIONS to Brandon! http://www.alumni.uci.edu/seniors/recipients.php “The Chancellor’s Award of Distinction acknowledges the University of California, Irvine’s most outstanding graduating seniors. Awarded by the UC Irvine Alumni Association, these students represent exceptional academic achievement, and a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership and service to UCI. Selected by a committee of alumni, recipients …

Anerudh’s paper in press @ PNAS: Dynamic switching enables efficient bacterial colonization in flow

Full article: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/05/02/1718813115. Bacteria colonize surfaces and form dense biofilm communities in natural and infection settings where flow is present. The physical mechanisms that give rise to the spatial organization of biofilms in flow are not understood. Here, we show that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa employs a process that we …