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James Berleman

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Department: Biochemistry

Brousseau Hall - 212


Professional Overview

My research interests have focused on understanding microbial community interactions from a bottom-up perspective with the overall goal of determining how cell-cell interactions drive community dynamics, including:

-Predatory behavior, and the impact of keystone species within microbial communities

-Understanding sub-cellular outer membrane vesicles: delivery, cargo, impact.   

-Cell-cell signaling and resistance to predatory and antibiotic threats

My research approach combines molecular genetics with novel multi-scale, multi-modal imaging techniques and biochemistry to examine microbial interactions, such as:

-Mass Spectrometry imaging (SIMS, nanoDESI)      

-3D Electron microscopy (FIB/SEM)

-stamp/extraction imaging of metabolites (NIMS)