Daniel Dwyer

Daniel Dwyer

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Daniel Dwyer
 
Assistant Professor
Institute for Physical Science and Technology
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Maryland Pathogen Research Institute
 
Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Program. Boston University (2007)
 
Research Interests: The Dwyer laboratory is focused on characterizing biochemical and biophysical markers of bacterial cell death, with the goal of identifying novel means for treating infectious disease and combatting resistance formation based on the intrinsic response of the bacterium to lethal stress. What dynamic events occur upon inhibition of cellular targets by antibiotics remains an open question, and how such events contribute to drug lethality is underappreciated.
To address this, one core line of research in the laboratory involves developing synthetic biology tools for exploring cell death physiology and surveilling emergent ultrastructural properties induced by lethal perturbations, most notably antibiotics. Our other core line of work seeks to apply systems biology analysis methods towards advancing our understanding of how physiological alterations induced by lethal perturbations impact the cell death process. Trainees utilize a broad range of techniques and approaches in our multidisciplinary group.

Office: 3126 Bioscience Research Building
Phone: 301-405-1251
Email: djdwyer@umd.edu
Homepage: http://www.dwyerlab.umd.edu
http://www.cbmg.umd.edu/faculty/danieljdwyer