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Stephen Melville

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Pili in Clostridium perfringens

The Melville lab studies Type IV pili in the Gram-positive pathogen Clostridium perfringens. These pili are needed for motility, adherence to host cells and biofilm formation. The lab uses a combination of bacterial genetics, protein biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy to study pili assembly and function.