THE REISCH LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Microbial Physiology and Synthetic Biology
DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TOOLS
We are interested in building novel and improved tools that enable investigations functional genomics, cell physiology, and metabolic engineering. Some of these tools are based on CRISPR/Cas9 systems for genome editing or transcriptional repression.
PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM OF MARINE BACTERIA
Bacteria that live in marine environments drive several global biogeochemical cycles. We are interested in studying the physiology and metabolism of these marine bacteria so that we can better understand their effect on the environment and how changes in the environment will affect these biogeochemical cycles.
PHYSIOLOGY AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE OF BURKHOLDERIA AND PSEUDOMONAS
Bacteria in the genera of Burkholderia and Pseudomonas are opportunistic pathogens that are often responsible for hospital-acquired infections. We are developing methods for high-throughput screening of genes involved in antibiotic resistance and sensitivity.