E Peter Greenbergepgreen@uw.edu
University of Washington,
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Bacterial quorum sensing and cooperation
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Dr. Greenberg has spent his scientific career studying microbial social behavior. His particular focus is the area of quorum sensing, a term he introduced into the scientific literature. He has focused on communication and coordination of social activities in Proteobacteria. Bacterial communication controls virulence in a variety of pathogenic bacteria and has thus become a target for development of new therapeutic strategies. Bacteria have also become models for studies of selection for and evolution of cooperative behavior.