Faculty Profile: Siryaporn, Albert

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Siryaporn, Albert
Lab Contact:
Albert Siryaporn
Department: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Reines Hall

Research Description

My lab explores how bacteria how bacteria respond to host environments using approaches from microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, microfluidics, and computational modeling to explore the fundamental questions. Our research is focused on the following areas: (i) Host-pathogen interactions, (ii) bacterial metabolism during pathogenesis, (iii) development of novel anti-microbial molecules, and (iv) stress responses in bacteria. Students should have knowledge of genetics and biochemistry and have strong analytical and quantitative skills. The following projects are available: 1. Animal infection models 2. Bacterial responses to antibiotics 3. Bacterial responses to viruses 4. Antibiotic development.

Requirements to Participate

Open for freshmen through juniors.

3-4 hours per credit (12-16 hours per week), 1 year minimum. Students are expected to attend lab full time during the summer quarter. Successful students will submit their work for Excellence in Research.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20Pts (working assigned hours, being on time)
Lab Work: 40Pts (quality, accuracy, safety, and integrated synthesis of information)
Communication: 20Pts (Written/Oral reports, questions and discussion with mentor)
Lab citizenship: 20Pts (organization, clean up and follow through)
Total: 100 points