Andrew Cameron is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Faculty Member Charles Dorman to recommend the scientific literature in their field.ACADEMIC POSITION:
Bacteria may be invisible but they possess vast genetic and metabolic diversity, they are found in almost every environment, and they compose the bulk of biomass on Earth. Thus, bacterial processes determine the health of our planet and our bodies.
The Cameron lab uses molecular genetics to understand the invisible niches and interactions that link the members of microbial communities. For example, what metabolites are passed between bacterial species in petroleum-contaminated soils, or how does an invasive pathogen sense that it has entered the small intestine? These questions can be answered by studying how bacteria use their genes to adapt to their surroundings.
Our lab uses genomic approaches (RNA sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation) to gain broad insight into bacterial lifestyles by studying all genes simultaneously. Then we zoom in to the molecular level and use diverse genetic and biochemical techniques to study protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions at gene promoters.
In the role of Associate Faculty Member, working with Charles Dorman, Andrew Cameron contributes recommendations and reviews to the Medical Microbiology Section in the Microbiology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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