Brinsmade Lab
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Lack of CodY leads to biofilm formation in S. aureus
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The Brinsmade Lab is in Regents Hall, which opened in the Summer of 2012
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Cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument as seen from the Tidal Basin
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Single cell analysis of S. aureus gene expression during infection
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Jefferson Memorial and cherry blossoms as seen from the Tidal Basin
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We study how bacterial physiology and pathogenesis are intertwined
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CodY blocks virulence gene expression when nutrients are abundant
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Fluorescently-labeled cells help reveal the mechanism of clumping in codY mutants

Welcome to the Brinsmade Lab at Georgetown University!

We are hiring a research assistant! Do you have experience in R/python, bacteriology, and a strong work ethic? If so, please check out the job posting. We are currently reviewing applications; if you have questions please email Shaun. 

We are located in the Department of Biology. Research in the Brinsmade Laboratory seeks to understand how bacteria control pathogenesis using nutritional and host cues during infection. Currently we are focused on the Gram-positive, opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.

The Brinsmade lab embraces the contributions of a diverse and inclusive group of trainees. This diversity includes the thoughts, perspectives, identities and affiliations, aptitude, aspirations, races and cultures, genders and sexualities of students and postdocs, and are all highly valued. Our grant funding makes us eligible for diversity supplements to increase training opportunities. Please contact Dr. Brinsmade for details. 

New in 2022: Dr. Brinsmade and the Brinsmade lab participate in the NIH-funded Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) T32 training grant. If you are a prospective graduate student, please check out the IMSD website for details!! 

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Georgetown University
Department of Biology
301A Regents Hall
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057-1229

Shaun Brinsmade, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: (202) 687-6549