Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
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The Kolter laboratory is interested in an eclectic mix of research topics that span areas of biofilm physiology, interspecies interactions, and microbial ecology and evolution. Examples of projects currently in progress are:
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Ph.D. University of California, San Diego (1979); postdoctoral training at Stanford University (1980-1983).
Branda, S.S., F. Chu, D.B. Kearns, R. Losick and R. Kolter. 2006. A major protein component of the Bacillus subtilis biofilm matrix. Mol. Microbiol. 59:1229-1238.
Straight, P.D., J.M. Willey and R. Kolter. 2006. Interactions between Streptomyces coelicolor and Bacillus subtilis: role of surfactants in raising aerial structures. J. Bacteriol. 188:4918-4925.
Straight, P.D., M.A. Fischbach, C.T. Walsh, D.Z. Rudner and R. Kolter. 2007. A singular enzymatic megacomplex from Bacillus subtilis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 104:305-310.
Butcher, R.A., F.C. Schroeder, M.A. Fischbach, P.D. Straight, R. Kolter, C.T. Walsh and J. Clardy. 2007. The identification of bacillaene, the product of the PksX megacomplex in Bacillus subtilis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 104:1506-1509.
Earl, A.M., R. Losick and R. Kolter. 2007. Bacillus subtilis genome diversity. J. Bacteriol. 189:1163-1170.