Helen Blackwell

Credentials: ChemBio | Organic

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Bioorganic, chemical biology, synthesis, biochemistry


• Cell-cell signaling, or “quorum sensing,” in bacterial pathogens and symbionts

• Chemical biology approaches to intercept cell-cell signaling

• Small molecule and peptide synthesis for chemical probe discovery

• Interspecies and inter-kingdom chemical signaling; methods to control the growth of bacterial communities

• New materials and surfaces for antimicrobial and antivirulence applications