Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Harwood, Caroline S.
Location University of Washington
Primary Field Animal, Nutritional and Applied Microbial Sciences
Secondary Field Microbial Biology
 Election Citation
Harwood's microbiology research has provided knowledge of bacterial pollutant degradation and renewable hydrogen energy production, and uncovered how antibiotic-resistant biofilms form in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.
 Research Interests
Our laboratory is focused on how bacteria integrate diverse environmental signals and diverse metabolic modules to function at the whole cell level. We are especially interested in bacterial longevity. We want to understand how non-growing cells can stay viable for long periods of time. This condition of non-growth likely prevails in natural environments. However such cells remain metabolically active and can likely influence for example, global cycling of elements.

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