Dan Kahne

Dan Kahne

Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dan Kahne

Administrative Contacts: Helen Corriero, Michael Quinn

The Kahne Lab is interested in the problem of antibiotic resistance. To develop new approaches to treat resistant bacterial infections, we focus on the protein machines that assemble the outer membrane that protects Gram-negative bacteria from toxic molecules. We have identified many components of these machines and seek to elucidate their functions.  A long-term goal is to discover molecules that interfere with the assembly of the outer membrane. Topics of interest include protein translocation, trafficking and assembly of lipopolysaccharide and beta barrel proteins, and cell wall biosynthesis.

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