Sean Crosson

APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Committees on Microbiology and Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2002

B.A., Earlham College, 1996

CONTACT INFORMATION

The University of Chicago
GCIS W138
929 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

scrosson@uchicago.edu

Phone:  (773) 834-1926

Lab:       (773) 702-0439

Lab: http://crescentus.bsd.uchicago.edu

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Interdiscplinary laboratory studying regulatory mechanisms that control bacterial cell physiology and virulence.

Our studies center on the model system Caulobacter crescentus and the related human pathogen Brucella abortus, which is the causative agent of the global zoonotic disease known as brucellosis.  Research in the lab is divided into three areas:

1) Functional, structural, and biophysical characterization of light/redox signaling

2) Quantitative and computational analysis of bacterial metabolic and cell cycle control systems

3) Structural and functional studies of the alphaproteobacterial general stress signaling system

SELECTED PAPERS

Research Papers in PubMed