Jacqueline Piret


PhD, Microbiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Area(s) of Expertise

Molecular Microbiology

Research Interests

Prof. Piret’s research centered for a number of years on the industrially-important antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces. Her lab investigated genes controlling antibiotic synthesis and morphological development (sporulation) in Streptomyces clavuligerus and Streptomyces coelicolor. Recently she has moved in a new direction to study marine bacterial viruses. There are estimated to be about 1030 bacteriophages in the earth’s oceans, making important contributions to global carbon and nitrogen cycles as well as to bacterial diversity.

Curriculum Vitae



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