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Birgit Scharf

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Biology, Max-Planck Institut fur Ernährungs Physiologie, Dortmund, Germany, 1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dormund, Germany, 1992 - 1993
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biolabs, Harvard University, 1994 - 1998
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Regensburg, Germany, 1998 - 2000

The Scharf Lab Website

Major Field of Interest

Bacterial motility and chemotaxis

Current Research

  1. Sensing of environmental signals
  2. Two-component signal transduction
  3. The speed-variable flagellar motor
  4. Flagellotropic phage infection
  5. Function of type IV pili in symbiosis
  6. Tumor-targeting Salmonella
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  • (540) 231-0757
  • (540) 231-0772 (Lab)
  • bscharf@vt.edu
  • Department of Biological Sciences (0910)
    LIfe Sciences I Building RM 113
    970 Washington Street SW
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    United States