Graciela L. Lorca, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
Institution
University of Florida
Address
Lab 325E, 1376 Mowry Road
Rm 307, PO Box 103610
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, FL 32610-3610
Country
United States
E-mail
glorca[at]ufl.edu
Website
http://microcell.ufl.edu/directory/faculty/graciela-lorca
Research Field
Bioinformatics; genetics
Award Year
2001
Country Of Origin
Argentina
Mentor Name
Milton Saier Jr., Ph.D.

Research

We are interested in the chemical biology of one-component transcriptional regulators (TF). They are involved in the regulation of the gene expression in response to a wide variety of intracellular and environmental signals. My lab is particularly interested in the identification of those small signal molecules using high throughput screening of small molecule libraries, and in how the small molecule/TF interactions can be modified/optimized. We are exploring the possibility of using new regulatory networks for the in vivo delivery of bioactive molecules using Lactobacillus as live vector.