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).



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

Emily Palmer graduated with Honors Thesis and also received the Walter L. Shilts Award for Undergraduate Achievement






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 February, 2015