Research Topics

  • Genome-wide adaptive mechanisms used by Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria to adapt and persist in the stressing environment of the lung of cystic fibrosis patients during long-term colonization.

Selected Publications

Hassan AA, Maldonado RF, Dos Santos SC, Di Lorenzo F, Silipo A, Coutinho CP, Cooper VS, Molinaro A, Valvano MA, Sá-Correia I, “Structure of O-antigen and hybrid biosynthetic locus in Burkholderia cenocepacia clonal variants recovered form a cystic fibrosis patient", Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1027, 2017,

Elfarash A, Dingemans J, Ye L, Hassan AA, Craggs M, Reimmann C, Thomas MS, Cornelis P, “Pore-forming pyocin S5 utilizes the FptA ferripyochelin receptor to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa"Microbiology. 160:261-269, 2014.

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