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Birgit Scharf

Associate 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