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Florian Schubot

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
5002 Derring Hall (MC 0406)
926 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Major Field of Interest

Structural and Biophysical Basis for Virulence Mechanisms in Bacterial Pathogens

Current Research

Regulation of the type III secretion system and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa; structural studies of chlamydial Inc proteins and their role in host invasion

  • 2006-2013: Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2003-2005 NIH/NCI Postdoctoral Fellow, Protein Engineering Section, Macromolecular Crystallography Laboratory (MCL), National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Laboratory of Dr. David S. Waugh
  • 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Laboratory of Dr. Bi-Cheng Wang
  • 2000 PhD., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Dr. Bi-Cheng Wang, thesis advisor.
  • 1994 M.S., Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK., Dr. Dick van der Helm, thesis advisor.
  • 1992 B.S. (equivalent), Chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2005 Exceptional Stipend Increase from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD for exceptional research accomplishments.
  • 2000 First Place Award, poster competition, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.