Mclaughlin REsearch Group

Structure & Function of Microbial Proteins

Header image above shows crystals of protein involved in antibiotic resistance grown in our lab in November 2021!
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Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria gain antibiotic resistance commonly through conjugative plasmid transfer (CPT). What is the molecular basis of this process?

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Gut Microbe Bacteriodes ovatus

The gut microbe Bacteroides ovatus is elevated in people with autoimmune diseases. Which of its proteins may play an important role in the disease state?

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Uncharacterized Pathogen Proteomes

Emerging bacterial pathogens are of concern for new outbreaks. Characterizing their proteomes may allow us to understand and target them more effectively.

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URSI Team! (Summer 2023)

The McLaughlin Lab is a part of the Chemistry Department at Vassar College.

Lab Members

Jordan Norman

Vassar ’24 | CPT- pCU1

Maedot Abate

Vassar ’24 | CPT- pSK41

Note: The lab is full for the 2023-2024 academic year.We will be recruiting new students in Spring ’24!




Our big projects this year ('23-'24) involve characterizing a key antibiotic resistance transfer multiprotein complex from Salmonella Typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus.

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