faculty

Ajai Dandekar

dandekar@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Quorum sensing and sociomicrobiology

Faculty Contact Information

Building: K-wing, health sciences building Room: K-359 Box: 356522 Phone: 206-685-8551

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: HSB K-wing Room: K-359 Box: 356522 Phone: 206-616-8021 http://depts.washington.edu/aadlab

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

Research Summary

My lab studies quorum sensing, a cell-cell communication system of bacteria. We are primarily interested in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic human pathogen. We study the adaptation and evolution of quorum sensing as it pertains to social behaviors, such as cooperation. We are also interested in remodeling of quorum sensing networks in chronic infections.