Zusman Lab at UC Berkeley
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
The focus of our research is to determine how signal transduction regulates directed motility and behavior in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus using an integrated approach that combines biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology. M. xanthus is an excellent model system to address fundamental questions concerning cell-cell signaling and directed movement as cells form multicellular biofilms and fruiting bodies as part of a complex life cycle.
Zusman Lab
1 Barker Hall #3204
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3204
tel: (510) 643-5457
e-mail: zusman@berkeley.edu
Electron micrograph of M. xanthus fruiting bodies
Photograph of a M. xanthus social swarm (2X objective)
Photograph of trails of M. xanthus cells (20X objective)