• 719 Citations
20102023
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Research Interests

We are interested in understanding how molecular and cellular interactions give rise to collective behaviors in microbial communities. We use synthetic biology, quantitative microscopy, and microfluidics to directly investigate the molecular mechanisms behind how cells communicate across broad spatial and temporal scales. Our goal is to apply these principles to develop new synthetic biology approaches to biomedical problems through microbiome engineering.

Training Experience

2016Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University Of California-San Diego

… → 2014

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Grants 2017 2023

Biofilms
Bacteria
Ion Channels
Fluorescent Dyes
Planets

Research Output 2010 2018

  • 719 Citations
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Short survey
  • 1 Letter

Signal Percolation within a Bacterial Community

Larkin, J. W., Zhai, X., Kikuchi, K., Redford, S. E., Prindle, A., Liu, J., Greenfield, S., Walczak, A. M., Garcia-Ojalvo, J., Mugler, A. & Süel, G. M., Aug 22 2018, In : Cell Systems. 7, 2, p. 137-145.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase Transition
Biofilms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cell Communication
27 Citations

Coupling between distant biofilms and emergence of nutrient time-sharing

Liu, J., Martinez-Corral, R., Prindle, A., Lee, D. Y. D., Larkin, J., Gabalda-Sagarra, M., Garcia-Ojalvo, J. & Süel, G. M., May 12 2017, In : Science. 356, 6338, p. 638-642 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Food
Growth
Bacillus subtilis
Bacteria
1 Citations

SnapShot: Electrochemical Communication in Biofilms

Lee, D. Y. D., Prindle, A., Liu, J. & Süel, G. M., Jun 29 2017, In : Cell. 170, 1, p. 214-214.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Electrophysiology
Biofilms
Communication
Electricity
Biological systems
41 Citations

Species-Independent Attraction to Biofilms through Electrical Signaling

Humphries, J., Xiong, L., Liu, J., Prindle, A., Yuan, F., Arjes, H. A., Tsimring, L. & Süel, G. M., Jan 12 2017, In : Cell. 168, 1-2, p. 200-209.e12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Bacteria
Bacillus subtilis
Cell signaling
Potassium Channels
87 Citations

Synchronized cycles of bacterial lysis for in vivo delivery

Din, M. O., Danino, T., Prindle, A., Skalak, M., Selimkhanov, J., Allen, K., Julio, E., Atolia, E., Tsimring, L. S., Bhatia, S. N. & Hasty, J., Jul 20 2016, In : Nature. 536, 7614, p. 81-85 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacteria
Population Dynamics
Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
Isogeneic Transplantation
Synthetic Biology