Sherwood Casjens, PhD portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Biology
  • Professor, Pathology

Research Summary

The Casjens laboratory is studying three rather different areas: (1) the genetic control of the assembly of virus particles, (2) modular evolution of bacteriophage genomes, inlcuding prophages present in bacterial genomes, and (3) genome structure and replication of the Lyme disease causing bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi and its relationship to other bacterial genomes.