Rosa Laura Camarena Mejia, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Institution
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Address
Cd. Universitaria. Circuito Escolar.
City
Coyoacan
Country
Mexico
E-mail
rosal[at]unam.mx
Website
http://www.biomedicas.unam.mx/_administracion/_departamentos/biologia_molecular_y_biotecnologia/laura_camarena.html
Research Field
Cell Biology
Award Year
1995
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Jeffery Stock, Ph.D.

Research

We are studying the molecular mechanisms that control the motility in bacteria. Our model system is Rhodobacter sphaeroides which is a monoflagellated microorganism with a chemotactic system based on metabolism. Our main interest is in the control of the expression of the flagellar genes and the interaction of this system with global regulatory signals. We are also interested in the regulation of nitrogen metabolism in Escherichia coli.