Our Research

The Gebhardt lab studies post-transcriptional regulation in bacteria. We particularly focus on how bacteria utilize small, non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) and their associated RNA-Binding Proteins, such as Hfq, to exert translational control of target mRNA species. We are interested in defining the post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms employed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii