George A. O'Toole, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Institution
Dartmouth College
Address
Room 202 Remsen Building
North College Street
City, State, Zip
Hanover, NH 3755
Phone
(603) 650-1248
E-mail
georgeo[at]dartmouth.edu
Website
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gotoole/
Research Field
Microbiology
Award Year
2000

Research

The focus of my group is the study of bacterial biofilms. Biofilms can be defined as communities of bacteria attached to a surface. We use a combination of genetics, molecular techniques, and microscopy to study these communities. In addition to studying these bacteria in the lab, we also want to know the role of biofilm formation in the “real world”.