at The University of Notre Dame

We research bacterial community function, surface motility, and biofilm development


For example we examine...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development

The image shows a biofilm that developed over two days in our laboratory flow cell system

Myxococcus xanthus motility

The time-lapse movie shows surface motility of Myxococcus xanthus as a few cells move and interact.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarming

Populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarm over surfaces as radiating tendrils.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa upright walking

A recently divided Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell orients upright and uses its type IV pili to walk out of view (courtesy Wong Lab-UCLA).



Morgen defended her dissertation--congratulations Dr. Anyan!

Callan defended her dissertation--congratulations Dr. Driscoll!

Our paper with the Alber group was published in PNAS

Our project with Prof. Jeanne Romero-Severson and Prof. Shaun Lee was featured on NPR Science Friday in an interview with Prof. Romero-Severson






If the research you see here is of interest to you, please contact me about the possibility of joining our group!

email: Joshua Shrout

Last updated 19 August, 2015