Katherine Zhou

A Sorting Platform for Salmonella

Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis, Jorge Galán, has discovered a sorting platform essential to the ability of Salmonella to infect target cells, a finding that has potential implications in the development of antimicrobial pharmaceutical compounds.

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Building Lungs on Scaffolding

Breathing is so effortless that we often take it for granted. However, our lungs are actually very delicate tissues with limited regeneration capacity. Upon lung

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Everyday Q&A: What causes rigor mortis?

Rigor mortis, the stiffening of a body several hours after death, arises from a combination of two of the oldest definitions of death – cessation of the heartbeat and cessation of breathing.

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Bacterial Kayaking

Hür Köser, Associate Professor of Electrical Engi­neering, came across bacterial hydrodynamics when studying chemotaxis, or the way bacteria direct their motion in response to chemical signals.

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