@mBio: Mechanical Genomic Studies Reveal the Role of d-Alanine Metabolism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cell Stiffness

Providing cells with structural rigidity Rishi R. Trivedi, John A. Crooks, George K. Auer, Joel Pendry, Ilona P. Foik, Albert Siryaporn, Nicholas L. Abbott, Zemer Gitai, Douglas B. Weibel https://mbio.asm.org/content/9/5/e01340-18 The stiffness of bacteria prevents cells from bursting due to the large osmotic pressure across the cell wall. Many successful antibiotic chemotherapies target elements that alter mechanical properties …

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 …