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Zhaomin Yang

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Zhaomin Yang

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Function and regulation of bacterial pili

The Yang lab focuses on the bacterial type IV pilus machinery as the most powerful biological motor, and as a target for drugs against bacterial pathogens. Their research employs tools in genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, advanced imaging, post-genomics and high throughput screening for drug discovery. Another focus of the lab is the function of CRISPR in bacterial physiology.