Our Research

Pseudomonas aeruginosa upright walking

The Shrout Lab is interested to better understand how bacteria function in resonse to their environment. We are particularly interested in the “sociomicrobiology” and motility of bacteria. We focus extensively on determining how single bacteria or groups of cells sense and respond to environmental cues, coordinate gene expression and function among populations, and develop bacterial communities such as biofilms.

Pseudomonas motility within swarm tendrils