GARY M. DUNNY

Professor
Microbiology Immunology and Cancer Biology Program

PhD, University of Michigan, 1978

dunny001@umn.edu
med.umn.edu/bio/microbiology/gary-dunny

Research Interests

Expression of genetic transfer functions and the regulation of virulence in gram-positive bacteria; regulatory mechanisms involving cell-cell signaling by peptide mating pheromones.

Bio

Gary Dunny studies the regulation of expression of genetic transfer functions and the regulation of virulence in gram positive bacteria. His lab is especially interested in regulatory mechanisms involving cell-cell signaling by peptide mating pheromones andl novel intracellular regulatory RNA molecules that control expression of genes involved in conjugative plasmid transfer. Additional projects in the lab are focused on functional genomics of enterococci, with special emphasis on biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance and virulence.