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Nikhil Malvankar

Ph.D. Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010

Our overarching goal is to define the mechanisms by which microbes interact with and manipulate their environment, with the ultimate goal of engineering these interactions to control microbial pathophysiology and ecology.
Our research is focused on how microbes use electron transfer via hair-like protein appendages called pili for communication, survival and biofilm formation.