Michael L. Barta

Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center
Primary office:
Multidisciplinary Research Building
Room 2051

Dr. Barta received his PhD in Cellular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).  As a postdoctoral research at KU in the lab of P. Scott Hefty, he utilized a structure-based discovery approach to functionally characterize proteins of unknown function from Chlamydia trachomatis.   His research interests center on microbial-host interactions critical to pathogenesis, particularly from a protein structure-molecular mechanism point of view.  As a research assistant professor at KU, he is working on the biophysical characterization of type III secretion tip-translocator complexes from a diverse array of human pathogens."

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